Nursing Home Deficiencies in Each State, Calendar Years 2013-2017
State survey agencies (State agencies) perform surveys to determine whether nursing homes meet specified Medicare and Medicaid program requirements related to resident care and services. Based on the results of these surveys, State agencies may certify nursing homes' compliance with those requirements. Our February 2019 report entitled CMS Guidance to State Survey Agencies on Verifying Correction of Deficiencies Needs To Be Improved To Help Ensure the Health and Safety of Nursing Home Residents (A-09-18-02000) found that seven of nine State agencies did not always verify nursing homes' correction of deficiencies as required. Our April 2019 data brief entitled Trends in Deficiencies at Nursing Homes Show That Improvements Are Needed To Ensure the Health and Safety of Residents (A-09-18-02010) provides insights into deficiency trends at nursing homes nation-wide. To complement this data brief, the interactive map below displays information on deficiencies identified and surveys performed in each State, including the most common deficiency types identified and each State's ranking for the number of deficiencies identified and surveys performed.
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