27 February, 2013 by Steve Moran |
Here is Steve Moran's take after reading the article and browsing the list:
- US News & World Report has done a shabby job of reporting. In fact, they didn’t do any serious reporting or they would have been more cautious about equating a 5 star rating with the highest quality care.
- It confirms that the 5 star system continues to be flawed. This is not to say it has no value, but I would argue that at best, it’s value is primarily as a early detection tool to identify and rule out terrible nursing homes.
- The one reliable conclusion you can draw from the list is that the highly rated skilled buildings are experts at getting a high rating 5 star rating.
- There are some really great skilled nursing buildings in California and other states that don’t have a 5 star rating. In fact often these buildings take on patients with complex problems and get terrific results, but because those patients are complex it hurts their star rating.
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