5-Star Preview Reports Now Available – NHC to Update January 29, 2020

 Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS posted this 5-Star Preview Reports on Friday, January 24, 2020:

“The Five Star Preview Reports will be available on January 24, 2020. To access these reports, select the CASPER Reporting link located on the CMS QIES Systems for Providers page. Once in the CASPER Reporting system, select the ‘Folders’ button and access the Five Star Report in your ‘st LTC facid’ folder, where st is the 2-character postal code of the state in which your facility is located and facid is the state-assigned Facility ID of your facility.

Nursing Home Compare will update with January’s Five Star data on January 29, 2020.

Important Note: The 5 Star Help line (800-839-9290) will be available January 27, through January 31, 2020.

Please direct your inquiries to BetterCare@cms.hhs.gov if the Help Line is not available.”

In case you missed it, CMS did not post a provider preview report in December (last month) nor did it update Nursing Home Compare: