CWIRM Resource Document
HSC 1418.21 - Five Star Posting Mandate
This resource document is provided to you by Care West Insurance Risk Management as part of our continued commitment to provide Service With a Sense of Urgency.
The following pages contain information required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Please select the proper Star Rating as issued by CMS to complete and post, pursuant to HSC 1418.21. A technical user's guide is included and should be printed and made available upon request.
If you are unsure as to what rating your facility has been given, please log onto the Nursing Home Compare Internet Web site at: http://www.medicare.gov/NHcompare. If you need further assistance, please contact Care West at: 949-673-0398.
Once you have identified the correct rating for your facility, Fill in the Facility Name, Facility Address, and enter the number of the stars under "Overall Rating".
This document shall be posted in following areas:
Facility Lobby or area where visible to members of the public
Employee Break Rooms
Resident communal areas, such as Dinning Room, Resident Council Room, Activities Room
The following is additional information taken from AFL 10-49, issued on 12/27/2010
Problem and Interim Guidance
The Five-Star Quality Rating System is comprised of three components that determine the Overall Facility Rating:
1. Health Inspections
2. Quality Measures
Beginning April 2011 until 2012, the Five-Star Quality Rating System will continue to be available for Health Inspections and Staffing Component Ratings. However, CMS will discontinue the posting of Quality Measures on Nursing Home Compare. As a result, the Quality Measure Rating will not be available until after spring 2012. Current law requires posting the most recent overall rating given by CMS to that facility. Because the overall rating utilizes the Quality Measures rating, facilities may not receive an updated Overall Facility Rating until later in 2012.
During this period of time while the Quality Measures are discontinued, facilities should continue to post their most recent Overall Facility Rating, until a new rating becomes available.
The California Department of Public Health's failure to expressly notify facilities of legislative or regulatory requirements does not relieve facilities of their responsibility for following all laws and for being aware of all legislative changes.