New federal ratings for nursing home quality

February 21, 2015 12:31 PM

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A recent study stated that many nursing homes do not meet the rigorous standards recently set to ensure safety and quality health care.

Facing criticism that the federal ratings for nursing homes were inaccurate and artificially inflated, federal officials readjusted quality standards, which brought the ratings of nearly a third of the nation’s nursing homes down on Friday.

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