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Nursing Home Negligence Leads to More Stringent Federal Rating System

On February 12, 2015, the federal government announced that it will begin to rate nursing homes more stringently. Nursing homes are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, and the new rules will make it more difficult for a nursing home to earn a 4- or 5-star rating. Thomas Hamilton, the director the group within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, which oversees the rating system said, "In effect, [the new changes] raises the standard for nursing homes to achieve a high rating."