The skilled nursing facility's name, address, telephone number, and website are taken from three sources according to the following precedence:
A facility's type of control is taken from its most recent Medicare cost report (HCRIS file). If a cost report is not available for the facility, the type of control is taken from the Nursing Home Compare database. (Note that some categories are modified to enable compatibility among sources.) Types of control reported are:
Survey information is taken from Nursing Home Compare, a U.S. government website maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The site contains detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare
Several types of staff are included in the nursing home staffing information collected by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):
Each facility reports its staffing hours to its state survey agency. These staffing hours are from a two-week period just before the state inspection. CMS obtains staffing data from the states and converts the staffing hours reported by the nursing home into a measure that shows the number of staff hours per resident per day. The staffing hours per resident per day are reported by type of staff, and all staff combined as a total. Staffing hours are evaluated and reported as a five-star rating where more stars are better. Five (5) stars are the most a nursing home can get. One (1) star is the fewest.
Utilization statistics are taken from the facility's most recent Medicare cost report.