The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identifies nursing homes with an extremely poor record of resident care for inclusion in Special Focus Facility (SFF) program for enhanced oversight. CMS presently limits the SFF program to just 88 facilities nationwide. However, 441 additional nursing homes have been identified by CMS as SFF candidates as of July 2019. The SFF candidate designation means that these nursing homes have a record of poor care but, due to CMS’s limited resources, are not subject to the enhanced oversight that nursing homes in the SFF program receive.
This Excel file provides a list of all U.S. nursing homes identified by CMS as SFF candidates. The file is searchable and sortable by facility name, address, city, state, zip code, months as an SFF candidate, overall star rating, and ratings for Health Inspections, Quality Measures, and Staffing. Click on the link below to download a copy of the file. For more information about the SFF program and candidate list, please read our joint statement CMS Releases Special Focus Facility Candidate List but Transparency Issues Remain.