Five-Star State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table – March 2021

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

The State-Level Health Inspection Cut Point Table for the Five-Star Technical User’s Guide has been updated for March 2021.

This distribution is based on CMS experience and input from the Project’s TEP. 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 March 2021 are shown in Cut Point Table 1 (CP Table 1):