CMS Changes for FY2021

to Care Compare, Five Star Ratings, and Infection Control

Nurse and Doctor with their face masks on reviewing information on a tablet device
During 2020, CMS made several changes that will impact the long‐term care industry in 2021. These alterations include adjustments to infection control procedures and incentive payments tied to infection control, updates to the Five Star Quality Rating System, and the launch of Care Compare, replacing Nursing Home Compare. This session will review the changes made by CMS and the implications they will have on skilled nursing facilities.

Attend this session, and you’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • The updates to the infection control procedures and how incentive payments are determined by facility.
  • The updates to the Five Star Rating Quality Rating System as a result of COVID‐19 and changes made for FY21.
  • The launch of Care Compare which is a redesign of the various CMS compare tools, including Nursing Home Compare.


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Deb Emerson, CPA, RAC-CT,

Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Recorded January 11, 2021

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