HomeLatest NewsFederal NewsNursing Home 5-Star and Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home 5-Star and Nursing Home Compare

CMS announced important changes to the 5-Star Quality Rating System and Nursing Home Compare.

Beginning October 23, nursing homes that meet certain criteria for abuse citations will be identified on Nursing Home Compare with a special icon. These homes will also have their health inspection star ratings capped at 2 stars, resulting in a cap at 4 stars on the overall star rating.

Other changes include a disclaimer on the Nursing Home Compare website for all Oregon nursing homes related to the Government Accountability Office’s April report, and the removal of 2 quality measures related to pain.

For more information, please refer to the Nursing Home Compare and 5-Star Quality Rating System memo QSO-20-02-NH and the Consumer Alert Memo QSO-20-01-NH.  Also, ​review the 5-Star Rating System Technical User Guide which includes updates ​at the beginning of the guide.

Stay Connected

Unified Voice Newsletter

Events This Month

Current Month


23jul12:00 pm1:00 pmBreaking Down Enhanced Barrier Precautions- What You Need to KnowSDAHO Webinar

23jul2:00 pm3:00 pmEthical Dilemmas Across Health Equity SeriesProject ECHO

25jul12:00 pm1:00 pmPhysical Environment, Environment of Care and Life Safety Code SurveySDAHO Webinar

29jul2:00 pm3:00 pmPart 1: Veterans with Dementia at End of LifeNHPCO Webinar

31jul1:00 pm2:00 pmHow Palliative Care Can Support Caregivers in Policy and PracticeCAPC Webinar