1,400 Nursing Homes Get Lower Medicare Ratings Because Of Staffing Concerns

(By Jordan Rau and Elizabeth Lucas for Kaiser Health News)

Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had the required nursing coverage, federal records released last week show. Continue reading article here…

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