Many facilities are focused on increasing their CMS Five-Star Quality Rating, often asking: “How can I go from a three- to a five-star?”

The first step toward increasing a facility’s rating is to benchmark its baseline score and then take the necessary steps to improve it.

From a quality perspective, it’s important to understand each of the sub elements of a rating score. Should a facility pull resources to focus on decreasing its number of urinary tract infections or pressure ulcers? Which improvement will have the most significant impact on improving its Five-Star rating?

While the data points are endless, they are not so easily consumed and analyzed. A consultant can be helpful in this process, analyzing 90 days of data to shine a light on the top quality measures that need improvement on a per facility basis.