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Five-Star Quality Rating System

​The CMS Five-Star Rating Program for skilled nursing care centers began in December 2008. The rating system utilizes information from Health Care Surveys (both standard and complaint), Quality Measures, and Staffing. The Five Star rating of each all nursing centers is available on the Nursing Home Compare website. 

For additional information, including the Five-Star Technical Users’ Guide, go to the CMS website.


 Track and Improve Your Organization's Five-Star Rating


AHCA's free member resource, LTC Trend Tracker allows organizations to determine which Quality Measures to work on to increase their QM Score and possibly their Five-Star Rating.

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 Five-Star Trends


Five Stars 2009-2013_web.jpgFrom 2009 to 2013, the proportion of skilled nursing care centers receiving five stars has increased 66%. At the same time, the proportion of skilled nursing care centers receiving one star has decreased 40%.

Read the 2013 AHCA Quality Report to learn more.