CMS Enhances Nursing Home Compare and Hospital Compare Websites

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced on July 19, 2012 that it has redesigned and enhanced the Nursing Home Compare and Hospital Compare websites. As part of the enhancements, CMS has made more information available to the public. Many of the enhancements were required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), such as staffing data, links to survey reports, and access to a standardized complaint form and consumer rights information.

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