Emergency Preparedness News and Announcements

CMS QSO-20-28-NH Nursing Home Compare Website & Five-Star Quality Rating System, Posting of Surveys, Nursing Home Staff and FAQs

The inspection domain of the Nursing Home Compare website will be held constant temporarily due to the prioritization and suspension of certain surveys, to ensure the rating system reflects fair information for consumers. In addition, CMS is releasing information that shows the average number of staff each nursing home has onsite, each day (nursing staff and total staff), and aggregated by state and nationally. Additionally, CMS released a list of Frequently Asked Questions to clarify certain actions the agency has taken related to visitation, surveys, waivers, and other guidance.