by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
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.