1. Ensuring Accuracy of Staffing Ratings in Nursing Home Care Compare

    ... new staffing measures into ratings on the Five Star Quality Rating System. The six new measures, first ... in the staffing domain rating, which impacts the overall star rating. More information on these measures is available ... to double-check data submissions through the use of 5 key reports in the Certification and Survey Provider ...

    05, 2022
  2. The Compliance Store

    ... you need to stay compliant. The Compliance Store, where 5-Star facilities begin. The Compliance Store is the only ...

    03, 2022
  3. Regulatory Roundup 2.0

    ... and practices in such programs and activities. Commented 5/8/2018 Proposed rule: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment ... of the wage index used to adjust SNF payments. Commented 5/3/2019 Reqest for Information: on State Relief and ... related to marketing and communications, past performance, Star Ratings, network adequacy, medical loss ratio reporting, ...

    01, 2022
  4. LeadingAge Nursing Home Network - July 2022

    ... guidance on arbitration agreements, updates to Chapter 5 of the State Operations Manual related to investigating ... Incorporation of Staffing Measures into the Five Star Quality Rating System With the July refresh, occurring ... see the new staffing measures incorporated into the Five Star Quality Rating System. The measures, first reported on ...

    29, 2022
  5. CMS Releases FY2023 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule with Rate Increase

    ... For FY2023 and subsequent years, CMS finalized a permanent 5-percent cap on any decreases to a geographic area’s wage ... Stakeholder Engagement webpage . CAHPS Hospice Survey with Star Rating Several commenters stated CMS should examine ... response rates will prevent hospices from being assigned a Star Rating. CMS shared that for the August 2022 reporting ...

    28, 2022
  6. Data Analytics Technologies: A Primer and Provider Selection Guide

    ... Information Exchange Intermediaries            4.5.     Data/Information Repositories            4.6.     APIs      5.     Potential Uses and Benefits of Data Analytics ... the organization. 3.1.6.    Quality (such as Five-Star Rating) Health care organizations’ priority is to ...

    13, 2022
  7. Strategic Planning and Strategic IT Planning for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Providers: A “How To” Workbook

    ...        4.3.4. Scenario Planning            4.3.5. “Organic” (or Self-Organizing) Planning         ...   4.4. High-Level Strategic Planning Resources       4.5. 10-Step Vision/Goal-Based Strategic Planning         ... out that there is no redundancy in the Line, Bus, Tree and Star topologies presented below. The Ring topology presents ...

    11, 2022
  8. CMS Provides Home Health and Hospice Updates in June 2022 Open Door Forum

    ... basket increase. The rule also proposes a permanent cap of 5% on negative wage index changes. The proposal includes ... compare tool Care Compare in late July 2022 and includes star ratings updates. CY2023 Home Health Proposed Rule ...

    01, 2022
  9. LeadingAge Hospice Member Network - June 2022

    ... anticipated August 2022 introduction of the Hospice CAHPS Star Rating and there is no plan at this time to delay the 5-Star launch. IRS Acts on Cost of Gasoline: For the first time ever, a gallon of regular gas now costs $5 on average nationwide, according to AAA. Increasing gas ...

    24, 2022
  10. LeadingAge Nursing Home Network - April 2022

    ... Homes, on February 28. Reforms cover 21 initiatives across 5 goals aimed at improving quality, enhancing oversight, ... Measure Threshold Recalibration on Care Compare The 5-Star Quality Rating System on Care Compare updated star ...

    11, 2022