Earlier this year, CMS announced that Nursing Home Compare would collect data and report on additional metrics. Most of those additional metrics will be included in the overall star rating score, but not all of them. The implementation date for this expansion of quality metrics reporting is July 27, 2016.
NIC released its Skilled Nursing Data Report on June 21, 2016. In this week’s blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the release and provide a detailed analysis.
The population of younger nursing home residents is on the rise, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This population includes young adults with disabilities and adults between the ages of 65 and 74.
The aging of the U.S. population has many implications, including: the potential negative effects on the growth of the economy; the fiscal impact on the federal government’s entitlement programs; and the impact on housing and care provision for seniors.
The skilled nursing industry has undergone transformation. Today, it continues to evolve.