Did you know that CMS released the Five-Star Manual?

The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide, provided by CMS in April, provides in-depth descriptions of the ratings and the methods used to calculate them. Beginning with the March 2009 version, the Technical Users’ Guide consists of two documents: the Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users’ Guide and the Five Star Quality Rating System State-Level Cut Point Tables. In addition, beginning with March 2009 we have posted a data file that contains reported, expected, and adjusted staffing time values for all nursing homes on Nursing Home Compare.

View the guide and tables download.

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