Harsher Standards for Nursing Homes Imposed by Medicare

February 21, 2015 8:40 PM

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Scorecards the US-over will most likely experience scorecard ranking drops after Medicare imposed harsher standards for nursing homes. The federal government decided to increase its standards when it comes to approximately 16,000 institutions appearing on the Nursing Home Compare website.

As a result of these tougher standards, approximately 33% of the nursing homes in the United States received lower star ratings on Friday. This decision is a result of the wide criticism that the federal government has received in connection to nursing home ratings, their accuracy (or better said, t...

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