SMN Weekly – Medicare Tightens Standards on Nursing Homes

February 21, 2015 7:32 AM

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The star ratings of around third of the nation’s nursing homes dropped on Friday after federal officials readjusted the quality standards in wake of criticism that the ratings were inaccurate as well as artificially inflated.

According to federal officials they hoped that the new changes would make it easier for consumers to differentiate between facilities and spur nursing homes to make some improvements in their system.

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