Inspection Risk Continues for Nursing Homes

CMS just updated their data for nursing homes today and unfortunately the average lag time between nursing home inspections continues to rise.

As I noted last month, the average time between inspections has risen significantly during the Covid pandemic. For several months, CMS did not report an inspections. For the month of April, CMS shows 43 new inspections. This is insufficient to curtail the continued rise in lag time. For May 1st 2021 the average lag time is 540 days, up from 529 days last month.

We updated our chart showing the increase in average lag time to show the number of inspections reported monthly.

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