New GAO Report Identifies Needed Improvements to Nursing Home Compare and the CMS Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System

This Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study assesses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Compare Website and the 5-Star Nursing Home Rating System.

Why GAO Did This Study

(1) the information CMS collects about the use of Nursing Home Compare, including its usefulness to consumers, and potential areas, if any, to improve the website; and

(2) the extent to which the Five-Star System enables consumers to understand nursing home quality and make distinctions between homes.

What GAO Found

GAO Recommendations

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