Five Star CMS Open Door Call on 2/12/15

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

In October 2014, the President issued an executive action instructing CMS to make changes to the Five Star rating system. CMS will be announcing the first of these changes at its Open Door Forum on Thursday, February 12 at 2:00pm Eastern time. These changes have to do with how the staffing and quality measure ratings are calculated as well as the addition of two new measures to the quality measures component: (1) use of antipsychotics among short stay residents and (2) use of antipsychotics among long stay residents.  These changes will likely cause some members to loose star ratings.  We encourage members to listen in.

Here is the call-in number:

Five Star CMS Open Door Forum Call
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00pm Eastern
Dial: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID: 12529597

Nancy Leveille

Senior Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800, ext. 20