Star Quality Rating Unfreeze

Star Quality Rating Unfreeze

CMS announced today that the Five Star Quality Rating system will resume all updates with the January 2021 refresh. The health inspections domain has been held constant since April 2020 and various quality measures have been held constant beginning in June. With this update, all 3 domains will be unfrozen as of January.

Recall that CMS also unveiled the new Care Compare site in September, which officially replaced all legacy sites, including Nursing Home Compare, on December 1, 2020. Complete updates to the Five Star Quality Rating system will be available at the new Care Compare site on January 27, 2021. More information on these updates and implications is available here.



Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
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