For-profit nursing homes were 18% less effective in controlling coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections than non-profit or government-run facilities in 2020. Nursing home facilities, of any type, with a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) star rating of five stars were 18% more effective at preventing COVID infections than facilities with a one-, two-, or three-star rating. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas to inquire about before selecting a health care facility. While broader fixes . . .