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Federal Nursing Home Rating System

According to a GAO (Government Accountability Office) Report CMS Has taken Limited Steps to Expand Access to Cost and Quality Information, but Has Not Established Procedures to Ensure This Information Meets Consumer Needs. Government websites are not especially good tools for helping consumers choose healthcare providers, but Nursing Home Compare is in some ways the best model so far, according …

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A Glaring Omission At 2015 White House Conference On Aging

The positive relationship between nurse staffing levels and the quality of nursing home care has been demonstrated widely. The more staffing you have on the front lines of nursing homes, the safer the residents. As a result, nurse staffing receives a great deal of attention as a solution to improving nursing home quality. To control cost and improve efficiency, nursing …