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CMS Memorandum: Updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Memorandum Ref: S&C: 12-37-NH:

Nursing Home Compare: CMS will launch a re-designed Nursing Home Compare website on July 19, 2012.

With the Nursing Home Compare website release, CMS is adding several new types of information:

  • Quality measures based on MDS 3.0 data.  The MDS 3.0 assessments will replace the MDS 2.0-based quality measures previously posted on Nursing Home Compare.  In addition, CMS will post data on two measures of use of anti-psychotic medication use (short-stay incidence and long-stay prevalence).
  • Detailed Inspection Reports (Form CMS-2567).
  • Ownership information.  CMS will post information on the legal business names of nursing homes.
  • Information on Physical Therapist staffing levels.  Physical Therapist hours per resident day will be reported.

Click here to view memo:  http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-12-37.html.

Click here to visit the Nursing Home Compare website: http://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/

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