Division of Public and Behavioral Health Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings Posting
Senate Bill 482
The purpose of this document is to notify the public of a medical facility’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) star ratings. On June 13, 2017, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Senate Bill 482 (SB 482). SB 482 establishes changes relating to public awareness of healthcare information and staffing committee requirements.
SB 482 requires the following additions and/or changes:
- Display of medical facility and facility for the dependent star ratings.
- Development of a rating system for such healthcare facilities based on compliance with staffing requirements.
- Establishment of procedures for a follow-up inspection or appeal of a violation.
- Policy/procedural changes by a hospital for the staffing committee requirements.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Star Ratings Posting Requirements for Medical Facilities and Facilities for the Dependent:
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (Division) will be required to post links on the Division’s website of the most recent star rating assigned by CMS for each medical facility or facility for the dependent that receives such a rating.
Medical facilities and facilities for dependent that receive a star rating from CMS must post the most recent star rating assigned to a facility:
- In a conspicuous place near each entrance to the facility that is regularly used by the public;
- On the Internet website maintained by the facility, if the facility maintains an Internet website.
The latest CMS star rating for Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is two-stars. This law becomes effective January 1, 2018. New regulations will be developed as a result of the law.
For more information and the actual bill language, please visit: Nevada Legislature