Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 31, 2008 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be ready to launch their Nursing Home Compare Web site by the end of 2008. Their new, five-star system will help consumers search for a nursing home.
The innovative new system rates Americas nursing home by giving each a star rating similar to that used in the hospitality industry.
CMS hopes the system will provide patients and their families with an easy-to-understand assessment of nursing home quality, making meaningful distinctions between high performing and low performing homes.
The ratings will be posted on the agencys Nursing Home Compare Web site by the end of this year.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the CMS web site.
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