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CMS Publishes Updated Five-Star Technical Users’ Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an updated Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide. The update was described by CMS as minimal. A change was made to the exclusion criteria for the administrator turnover measure:

Effective July 2023, if a nursing home reports administrator hours (PBJ job code 1) for five or more individuals (based on employee IDs) on four or more days in a single quarter in any of the six quarters required for calculating the administrator turnover measure, the administrator turnover measure will be excluded.

If you have concerns regarding the accuracy of your staffing star rating, please contact NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov.

Contact: Susan Chenail, schenail@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8383 ext. 116