Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

An Empirical Investigation of Potential Manipulation in the Nursing Home Rating System

Niam Yaraghi, The Brookings Institution

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January 01, 2016
December 31, 2016
$60,712

This study will examine trends and correlations in nursing homes’ self-reported measures of quality and more objective measures obtained from independent organizations to assess whether Medicare quality scores are inflated. Results will inform recommendations to improve the rating system, benefitting patients, medical providers and payers.