Five-Star Quality Rating System: Cut Point Table Updated

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

Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical User’s Guide_State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table for August 2020 has been posted.  This is a 4-page document.

“The cut points are recalibrated each month so that the distribution of star ratings within States remains relatively constant over time in an effort to reduce the likelihood that the rating process affects the health inspection process. In the rare case that a State or territory has fewer than 5 facilities upon which to generate the cut points, the national distribution is used. Cut points for the health inspection ratings by state for the month of August 2020 are shown in Cut Point Table 1 (CP Table 1).”