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.
Minnesota state has several resources to review elder care facilities, including a way to search for health care providers complaints, facility certification regulation and licensing, resident and provider resources, and information on choosing a facility.
The state provides resources on choosing a facility including information onhttps://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/choosefacility.html Nursing Home, Home Care and Other Survey, Inspection and Complaint Results.
Other information about quality of nursing homes in the state of Minnesota is available from the MDH including Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing and Boarding Care Home Inspections, and Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card. Another resource from the federal government are Medicare.gov Home Health Compare – Find a home health agency, and Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare – Find a nursing home.
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.