Five Star Quality Rating System: Five New Measures Added to Quality Domain
In April 2016, CMS added six new quality measures (QMs) to Nursing Home Compare (see above). On July 27, 2016, CMS added the first five of those QMs to the Five Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System. The five new QMs will be phased in at two points in time: (1) In July 2016 the new measures have 50% of the weight of the 11 measures currently being used; (2) in January 2017 the new measures have the same weight as the 11 current measures. CMS’s Five Star Technical User’s Guide explains how CMS will calculate the Quality Measure rating in light of the new measures. The 5-Star Analysis Reports sent out quarterly by LeadingAge Minnesota will be updated to reflect the new QMs.