What is CMS Five Star Rating System for Nursing Homes?

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 23rd June 2012
CMS Medicare Five Star Rating System on Medicare Compare

CMS Medicare Five Star Rating System on Medicare Compare

Medicare Five Star Rating System

CMS Medicare has a Five Star Rating System which according to Medicare, it is called Nursing Home Compare and rates several categories of care on a five star scale.

What is a Five-Star Quality Rating?

The Five-Star Quality Rating System was created to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. This rating system is based on continued efforts as a result of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA ’87), a nursing home reform law, and more recent quality improvement campaigns such as the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, a coalition of consumers, health care providers, and nursing home professionals.

Nursing home ratings are taken from the following three sources of data:

Health Inspections; Staffing and Quality Measures

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.

To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly for a Free Consultation, please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048, or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.

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