Senator calls for Five-Star system investigation

From: McKnight’s

A Pennsylvania senator is calling for the federal government to investigate Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System.

In a letter to the Government Accountability Office, Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) asked for the agency conduct an assessment into the Five-Star system’s accuracy and reliability. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined Casey’s push for closer scrutiny. The Five-Star system is part of the CMS’ Nursing Home Compare web tool.

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