Nursing Home Rating System Changes Made To Increase Accuracy

A five-year running nursing home rating system is changing its criteria after criticism was vocalized regarding the current system. The ratings have been based largely on self-reported data from the nursing homes. Ratings have increased with 36 percent of homes receiving 4 and 5 star ratings in 2009 to 65 percent of homes receiving 4 and 5 star ratings in 2013.

The creators of the rating system recognize the opportunity for skewed data with the self-reporting measures. The new system will require audits and further verification using payroll information for staffing. The new system will also measure the amount of patients taking antipsychotic drugs. For more, .
Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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