Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical User’s Guide Updated – Public Reporting of Turnover and Weekend Staffing Information

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

As promised, CMS has posted the updated Nursing Home Compare Technical Users’ Guide January 2022. It’s a 34-page guide with these revisions:

 Please download, review and reference this Guide – it’s important to be informed as the next steps unfold (reference my recent blog  :

  • The employee-level data will be posted in the PBJ section of on January 26, 2022.
  • Additionally, CMS will add the measures of turnover and weekend staffing to the facility-level files posted on the Provider Data Catalog, in the section for “Nursing homes including rehab services.”  (No date identified as this writing.)
  • Weekend Staffing and Turnover will be added to the Care Compare website in January 2022 and used in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System in July 2022.