Skilled Nursing Facilities Sudden Star Ratings Decrease

Approximately 36% of SNFs experienced a drop in stars this week according to the American Health Care Association

With many providers losing one or more stars in quality, many SNFs trace this star decrease back to nurse staffing which has the greatest impact on quality.

Quality has been a major focus as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) found a direct correlation between staffing levels and the quality of care a nursing home delivers. When staffing increases, quality in turn increases.

This article from McKnight’s elaborates on this.