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Five-Star Quality Rating System

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CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users' Guide provides in-depth descriptions of the ratings and the methods used to calculate them. The Technical Users' Guide consists of two documents: the Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users' Guide and the Five Star Quality Rating System State-Level Cut Point Tables.

Improvements to Nursing Home Compare, April 2016

Further Improvements to the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System

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Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical Users' Guide

This document provides a comprehensive description of the design for the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star
Quality Rating System.

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Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table –Updated September 2018

This document - Five Star Quality Rating System Technical Users' Guide: State Level Health Inspection
Cut Point Table - provides the data for the state-level cut points for the star ratings included in the health
inspection domain.

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