The Health Inspection Star Rating is based on the past two annual health inspections at the facility.
An independent state examiner inspects patient safety, physical hazards, cleanliness and regulatory compliance.
For each shortcoming on the inspection, the facility is assessed a deficiency. Points are assigned based on the severity and spread of the deficiency.
Fewer points are better.
The chart below illustrates the different types of deficiencies, ordered by Spread/Scope (how many residents are affected) and Severity (how impactful the deficiency is). Use the arrow at right to see a summary of the most recent Health Inspections, and click on "Full Report" to see each deficiency.
The total points from the past two inspections are combined and measured against state averages to determine the Star Rating for each facility.
The chart to the right illustrates the point calculation. Each Inspection's total points are weighted (60% from the latest survey, 40% from the one before), then combined to create the Overall Weighted Points. This is then compared against a matrix for each state to determine the Star Rating. Health Inspection ratings are based on relative performance within a state due to variation deriving from many factors such as survey management, state licensure and Medicaid policy. Please see the CMS Documentation for more details.
CMS is revamping how the Health Inspection Ratings are calculated, so ratings are frozen until Spring 2019. Read more here