New State Law Calls for Nursing Homes To Post CMS Five-Star Ratings
California nursing homes are preparing to comply with new legislation (AB 215) that will require them to publicly display their CMS rating information beginning Jan. 1, 2011, HealthLeaders Media reports.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed the bill on Sunday.
The measure, by Assembly member Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), requires all nursing homes certified by Medicaid or Medicare to post their scores from CMS' Five-Star Quality Rating System.
The system awards ratings of one to five stars based on:
- 10 quality measures;
- Nursing home surveys; and
- Staffing rates.