With M. Leeann Habte, Nathaniel Lacktman, Shirley Morrigan, Robert Slavkin, Lawrence Vernaglia
On June 24, 2008, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began to solicit public comment on its proposed five-star rating system for nursing homes. Nearly 700 long-term care providers, consumer groups, and others participated in the CMS-sponsored “Open Door Forum,” a national conference call on the five-star rating system.