The CMS launched the re-designed Nursing Home Compare website on July 19th. CMS adopted industry best practices for design and usability while incorporating a significant amount of new information.
Below is a list of new types of information that can be found on the site.
- 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.