Columbia Basin Hospital: Data Analysis and Ratings

CMS Five Star Rating(5 out of 5):

 200 NAT WASHINGTON WAY EPHRATA, WA 98823

  509-754-4631

Data date: August 01, 2022

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The Most Important Data about Columbia Basin Hospital

We've looked at a lot of nursing homes, this is what we think you need to see first and if you don't want to spend a lot of time. (It's the tl;dr section.)

There is no indication of abuse occuring at Columbia Basin Hospital. (CMS flags facilities where abuse has either happened or is very likely.)

CMS 5-Star Overall Rating: (5 out of 5):
(The national average overall star rating is 3 stars.)

Current Trend: Improving

Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: NA
(The national average is 3.77 )

According to our analysis, Columbia Basin Hospital is ranked #1 out of 4 skilled nursing homes within a 25 mile radius. See detailed information from recent inspection reports, nursing hours analysis, surverys, and information on owners and operators. Click here to view the ranked list of nursing homes near Columbia Basin Hospital.

What is this page all about?

Below is everything shred of information that we can find about Columbia Basin Hospital, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a nursing home and to keep you informed once you have chosen a home. We know from personal experience that choosing a nursing home is not something you do once and then you forget about it. In fact, it gets worse. Once you select a nursing home and get through the initial steps of figuring out how to pay for it, then the real worries start. Are they taking good care of me or my loved one? This is the question that will keep you up at night: Can I really trust these people? We wish we could answer this question, we can't. What he can do is churn through the tons of data and try and help you to make sense of it. We hope it helps.

General Data Card

These are the basic data points for the facility.

Data date: August 01, 2022

Address: 200 NAT WASHINGTON WAY

EPHRATA, WA 98823

Phone: 509-754-4631

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Ranking: Columbia Basin Hospital is ranked #1 out of 2 facilities within a 10 mile radius and #1 out of 4 facilities within a 25 mile radius.

Medicare Provider Number: 50A181

Participating in Medicare Since: August 11, 1975

No. of Certified Beds: 12

No. of Residents: 12

Occupancy: 100.00 % (as of 09/04/2022 )

Amount fined in recent period: $25,025.00

Complaints filed: 0

Review of Columbia Basin Hospital Ratings and Inspection Scores

CMS regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. (The timing is supposed to be annually, but since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, these inspections have not occured as frequently.) The results of the multi-day inspection is reduced to a series of scores which are then translated into the star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another. The Overall Star rating is based on the facility's performance as compared to other facilities in the same state, so you cannot easily compare one facility's Overall star rating to a facility in another state.

Ratings

Overall Rating 5:
Health Inspection Rating 5:
Quality Rating NA
Staffing Rating NA

Inspection Scores

Cycle 1 Score (as of January 16, 2020) 24
Cycle 2 Score (as of March 06, 2019) 36
Cycle 3 Score (as of January 11, 2018) 36
Weighted All Cycles Score 30

It has been 30 months since the most recent inspection.

What Goes Into the Nursing Home's 5-Star Rating

CMS has put a lot of effort into creating its very elaborate 5-Star Quality Rating System specifically to provide a quick way for residents and family members to easily understand how well a nursing home is performing and to make comparing nursing homes easier. The rating system allows people to easily compare facilities across numerous dimensions with the express purpose of identifying the best and best performing nursing homes. The rating system was initially developed in 2008 and the methodologies are regularly reviewed and updated.

The rating system has five separate ratings including:

  • Overall rating
  • Health Inspection rating
  • Staff rating
  • RN Staffing rating
  • Quality Measures rating

Nursing homes are rated from 1-star to 5-stars with 1-star being the best rating and 5-star being the best rating. For the Health Inspection Rating the nursing homes in each state are ranked based on their weighted three year inspection score. The top 10 percent of nursing homes (those with the lowest scores) are awarded a 5-star rating; the bottom 20 percent (those with the highest scores) are awarded a 1-star rating. In between 1-star and 5-star, the remaining homes are divided equally into three tranches which correspond with the stars 2 to 4. The staff ratings and quality measure ratings follow a similar process but the divisions are based on a national ranking. The division between star ratings is called the “cut-rate”. Cut-rates are redefined periodically and are published by CMS. See the latest cut rates on this table.

Calculating the Overall Star Rating is done differently. According to CMS, the reason for adopting a different system is to give the Health Inspection Rating higher weight in the Overall Rating. So, since there are FIVE ratings and FIVE stars for each rating, there must also be a FIVE step process to calculate the Overall Rating (so symetrical!) :

  1. Begin with the Health Inspection Rating
  2. Add one star to the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is at least four-stars and is higher than the Health Inspection Rating. (We will call this the "Adjusted Rating".)
  3. Subtract one star from the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is one-star.
  4. Add a star to the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 5-stars.
  5. Subtract one star from the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 1-star.

Throughout the calculation of the Overall Rating, the rating cannot exceed 5-stars. The Overall Rating is capped at 2-stars if the Health Inspection rating is 1-star. No Overall Rating is awarded if the nursing home does not have a Health Inspection Rating (This effectively means that a nursing home is not rated until the home has been operating for more than two years.)

Changes in a nursing homes star rating can be due to the results of a new health inspection report, the processing of new complaints, the aging of older complaints, a new inspection control survey, a revisit, or the resolution of disputes that change the scope and or severity of deficiencies.

Owner and Operator Information for Columbia Basin Hospital

Our database of owners and operators shows all directo owners of the nursing nurse, any managers and directors, and the most adjacent indirect owners of the facility (that is, if the direct owner is company, then the owners of that company.) Lists of nursing home owners are available and you can search for nursing home owners and operators on our site.

Business Entity Name:

Legal Business Name Not Available

Managers and Directors:

No Information provided

Analysis of Nursing Hours Spent Per Patient

CMS provides detailed information about how long nursing staff spends with residents. This data includes nursing subcategories of Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and non-nursing Certified Nursing Assistants. More hours spend per patient should can indicate a better facility or it could indicate more complicated situations.

Detailed nursing hours for Columbia Basin Hospital are not available for the current reporting period.

Type Facility State / National Avg
Registered Nurse (RN)
Hours NA 0.93 / 0.68
Case Mix NA 0.41 / 0.39
Adjusted NA NA / NA
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Hours NA 0.80 / 0.89
Case Mix NA NA / NA
Adjusted NA NA / NA
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Hours NA 2.49 / 2.20
Case Mix NA NA / NA
Adjusted NA NA / NA
Total Licensed Staff
Hours NA 1.73 / 1.57
Physical Therapist (PT)
Hours NA 0.09 / 0.07
Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average
Hours NA 4.22 / 3.77
Case Mix NA 3.32 / 3.17
Adjusted NA NA / NA

Quality Measures

Quality measures are based both on patient survey information and on the results of actual claims that are filed with CMS. It is not clear what period is covered in the measures.

Desc. Perc. State Avg. / Comparison
Percentage of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission Not Available
Percentage of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit Not Available
Number of hospitalizations per 1000 long-stay resident days Not Available
Number of outpatient emergency department visits per 1000 long-stay resident days Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight Not Available
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication Not Available
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine Not Available
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication Not Available
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers Not Available
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Not Available
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function Not Available
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Not Available

Columbia Basin Hospital Complaints and Fines

These are complaints and fines that are reported by CMS. Some of the data is not very recent, but we have decided to include it here so that you have as much information as possible.

Amount fined in recent period: $25,025.00, Complaints filed: 0

Deficiency Deficiency Date / Date Corrected
Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Maintain 15 months of resident assessments in the resident's active clinical record.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Encode each resident?s assessment data and transmit these data to the State within 7 days of assessment.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
(Health)
01-11-2018 / 02-23-2018
Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Implement emergency and standby power systems.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Use approved construction type or materials.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-21-2018
Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Ensure that personnel concerned with handling of medical gases and cylinders are trained on the risk.
(Fire Safety)
01-16-2018 / 02-20-2018
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
(Health)
03-06-2019 / 04-12-2019
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
(Health)
03-06-2019 / 04-12-2019
Implement a program that monitors antibiotic use.
(Health)
03-06-2019 / 04-12-2019
Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Establish methods for sharing information.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Provide family notifications of emergency plan.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-22-2019
Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-20-2019
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-10-2019
Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-15-2019
Ensure that corridors are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-15-2019
Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-15-2019
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 04-15-2019
Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
(Fire Safety)
03-12-2019 / 03-13-2019
Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive.
(Health)
01-16-2020 / 02-28-2020
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
(Health)
01-16-2020 / 02-28-2020
Conduct and document a facility-wide assessment to determine what resources are necessary to care for residents competently during both day-to-day operations and emergencies.
(Health)
01-16-2020 / 02-28-2020
Have the Quality Assessment and Assurance group have the required members and meet at least quarterly
(Health)
01-16-2020 / 02-28-2020
Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
(Health)
01-16-2020 / 02-28-2020

Detailed Analysis Pages:

Depending on the nursing home, this page can get really long. So, we have also broken up the data onto separate pages to allow you to find what you want more easily. We will keep adding to these pages as we continue to analyze the nursing home database.

CMS Five Star Ratings and Quality Measures for Columbia Basin Hospital

Five different rating results plus detailed inspection numbers and quality measures for Columbia Basin Hospital.

Covid Infections at Columbia Basin Hospital

This report is updated weekly and shows new and historical infection levels.

Nursing Hours Analysis for Columbia Basin Hospital

How long a nurse spends with a resident can be an important factor in their recovery. This page shows the average nursing hours spent per resident for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs and all licensed staff.

Ownership Details for Columbia Basin Hospital

A list of all of the registered owners for Columbia Basin Hospital. This includes direct and indirect owners and managers.

Noted Deficiencies for Columbia Basin Hospital

A list of all of the deficiencies for the facility. This includes a description, type of deficiency, incident date and when the facility reports that the incident was corrected.

Comparison Ranking of Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities

How does Columbia Basin Hospital compare to other skilled nursing facilities? This list shows the competitive set within a 25 mile radius.

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