CMS's Special Focus Facility Methodology Should Better Target the Most Poorly Performing Homes, Which Tended to Be Chain Affiliated and For-Profit

Dicken, John E.
September 2009
GAO Reports;9/28/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents the study conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the use of the Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in determining the most poorly performing nursing homes in the U.S. It states that GAO has administered the scheme to determine the number and the performance of these facilities. GAO suggests that CMS should refine their SFF methodology to identify better those which are poorly performing.


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