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October 1, 2009
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Are you surprised 31 state attorneys general wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services calling for the suspension and revision of the Five-Star Rating System?

Reader Comments:

“I'm glad they spoke up. This system is confusing to providers let alone the general public.”

“I am astounded that the AGs have any comprehension of long-term care!”

“This system unfairly penalizes facilities that admit high acuity, medical rehabilitation patients. There could be the temptation for facilities to admit only those residents that would make the ‘scores’ look good.”

“No one has given it time to work.”

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LTL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


2009 OPTIMA Award video interview

Last month, Editor Maureen Hrehocik travelled to Conneautville, Pennsylvania, to interview Kim Moody and Cindy Godfrey, owners of the 2009 OPTIMA Award winner Rolling Fields. Moody and Godfrey discuss with Hrehocik their inspiration behind an innovative 24-hour dining program in an exclusive video at http://www.ltlmagazine.com.

To watch this interview and see other videos of the 2009 OPTIMA Award ceremony and presentation, visit http://www.ltlmagazine.com/ 2009OPTIMAVideos.

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