GAO will investigate Five-Star rating system

From: McKnight’s

In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report.

Notice of the investigation appeared in a Bloomberg BNA article, following a request first reported by McKnight’s from Sens. Robert Casey (D-PA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). The lawmakers want the government watchdog to investigate the system, which is part of the CMS’ Nursing Home Compare web tool.

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