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Webinar - Using the New CMS Nursing Home Affiliation Data

July 27, 2023 - July 27, 2023        

On June 28, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began to publish on its Nursing Home Care Compare website information regarding a facility’s affiliation with other nursing homes under common ownership or control. In addition, CMS published a data set entitled “Nursing Home Affiliated Entity Performance Measures”. For the first time, consumers will be able to see how nursing homes in a chain or under common ownership or control perform in various quality measures, including the Care Compare Five-Star rating system, staffing levels, regulatory violations, and many other performance measures.

For nursing home residents and their families, making a decision about what facility to choose to reside in can be a daunting and frustrating process. Knowing who owns a nursing home can be a matter of life and death. For instance, research shows that residing in a nursing home owned by private-equity investment organization raised resident mortality by 10%. However, for too long, it has been a labyrinthine and often fruitless endeavor to determine who actually owns a nursing home. CMS’s new affiliation data is a critical and important step in ensuring increased transparency in nursing home ownership.

Through this webinar, we will demonstrate how to use this newly available information. We will provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to access and interpret ownership and performance data.


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