Per a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement on June 28, 2023:
Today, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) is making additional ownership data including names of affiliated owners for the first time on Nursing Home Care Compare. Aggregate data on the safety, staffing, and quality for groups of nursing homes sharing ownership/operatorship is also now available on data.cms.gov, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing initiative to increase the transparency of corporate ownership and operation of nursing homes.
CMS remains committed to the American public by providing residents, families, caregivers and stakeholders with as much information as possible about nursing homes in order to support consumers in making informed decisions about their healthcare and to promote safety and quality in nursing homes.
In September 2022, CMS published information about the ownership of all Medicare-certified nursing homes on data.cms.gov. As part of that release, CMS identified groups of nursing homes linked together by common owners and operators, referred to as “affiliated entities,” which were included in the dataset. For the first time, data were made available that identified common owners or operators across groups of nursing homes.
In addition to posting affiliated ownership info, today’s release also includes the Nursing Home Affiliated Entity Performance Measures dataset on data.cms.gov, which aggregates safety, staffing, and quality performance metrics across affiliated entities. This will increase the transparency of nursing home safety and quality data among nursing homes with shared ownership and operatorship structures. This information can also be used by states to gain more information about prospective owners and operators of nursing homes prior to certification of new nursing homes and during change of ownership requests.
As this is the first time this information is published, we welcome feedback at NH_Affiliation_Inquiries@cms.hhs.gov from users and stakeholders on recommendations for how to improve the utility of the data posted.