Additional Information on the 5 Star Changes

CMS reported last week that beginning on Wednesday, July 27, the new Five-Star data will be available to the public on its Nursing Home Compare (NHC). The ratings reflect the following key changes: 1. The addition of five new QMs; four of the five quality indicators...

Metric #6 – Hypnotics and Sedatives

In the final installment of this blog series, we will examine the most criticized new metric, the Percentage of Long-Stay Resident Who Received an Antianxiety or Hypnotic Medication. The most interesting part of this new quality metric is its vagueness related to what...