Long-Term Care

Updates to the Nursing Home Compare website

MDS 3.0 Insider, July 9, 2012

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On June 19, 2012, CMS launched a redesign to the Nursing Home Compare website. According to CMS, in designing the site, the agency adopted industry best practices for design and usability while incorporating a considerable amount of new information. The result of this effort will be increased transparency and web usability for consumers.

With this release, CMS has adding several new types of information:

  • 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.

To view more information from CMS, click here.



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