Nursing homes to post quality ratings
Last updated 10/22/2009 at Noon
SACRAMENTO — Nursing homes in California will now be required to post ratings, much like restaurants, as a result of legislation prompted by a Los Angeles County supervisor.
The bill, authored by Assembly members Mike Feuer and Cameron Smyth at the request of Supervisor Michael Antonovich, requires nursing homes to post ratings issued by the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The rating is based on a five-star system, with five stars being the highest quality, and ranks the facility against others in the state.
It is based on an assessment of medical car...
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