Skilled Nursing Facilities are discovering that investing in their Staffing Star rating doesn’t necessarily lead to profitability.
Rather, SNFs would serve better by focusing their attention on their survey and quality ratings, which show the biggest impact to their CMS five-star rating.
This Star rating is indicative of the operating margin a SNF should expect to see. For example, a five-star facility’s operating margin is a round 1.3%, but a four-star facility would see a drop by nearly half to 0.7%.
For more on this, see this article from @skilled_nursing.