GAO Recommends Timelines to Ensure Meeting of Goals for Nursing Home Rating System

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to Congress on March 23, 2012, outlining findings and recommendations from its recent study of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. The study, which GAO conducted pursuant to a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to review the Five-Star System, focused on three areas.

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