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Magazine Compiles Rankings of U.S. Nursing Homes
U.S. News & World Report examines government data from more than 15,500 nursing homes to determine which are the nation's best: "At the core of the rankings is the data and ratings found on Nursing Home Compare, a federal website created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CMS collects and analyzes information on almost all nursing homes-all that accept Medicare or Medicaid residents-and rates the facilities on numerous measures, from safe food preparation to the amount of nursing care per resident" (Comarow, 10/5).
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