Highest rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 5-Stars Once Again!
While St. Mark Village has maintained a FIVE-STAR RATING year after year, many Skilled Nursing Facilities in Pinellas County and across the U.S. are experiencing a recent status change. In April 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) “moved the goal posts” making the Five-Star Rating much more difficult to achieve. In fact, 30% of Skilled Nursing Facilities nationwide have lost their Five-Star Status. You might be asking, how does CMS determine a rating? Inspectors make an onsite visit lasting several days and survey a Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center based on certain criteria. They also review the information listed below. When the evaluation is concluded, the Facility will receive a rating from CMS of between 1 and 5 stars. SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOU OR A LOVED ONE? Ultimately, the Five-Star Quality Rating System is a tool that helps you compare Skilled Nursing Facilities and Rehabilitation Centers in an understandable clear cut way. A Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, like the one at ST. MARK VILLAGE, that has achieved a FIVE-STAR RATING, provides care and services superior to those Facilities that are rated lower. Sources of information that factor into the Rating:
- Health Inspections – Gathered by trained, objective inspectors who go onsite and follow a specific process to determine that the Medicare and Medicaid minimum quality requirements have been met.
- Staffing – This rating considers differences in the levels of Resident care needs. Residents who have more severe needs are expected to have more nursing staff than a Facility serving Residents who have less severe needs.
- Quality Measures (QMs) – The Quality Measure rating has information on 17 different physical and clinical measures for Residents. The QMs offer information about how well Resident physical and clinical needs are being met.
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