The federal government has changed the way it grades nursing homes. It’s all about quality, and we not only know what that means, we know how to measure it fairly – or not fairly – oh, yes it is fairly.

The ratings were designed to help the public understand nursing home quality assessments, according to CMS.

The top 10 percent of nursing homes in each state — those with the lowest deficiency score — get a five-star rating, according to CMS.

The middle 70 percent get a rating of two, three or four stars, and the bottom 20 percent receive a one-star rating.

I suspect they did not want us to think them racist for insinuating orange had a more heightened quality than blue.