Sign-On Letter Available for Organizations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule to establish, for the first time, national minimum nurse staffing standards for nursing homes that voluntarily choose to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs, or both (see proposed rule and CMA Alert). Comments must be received by CMS by November 6, 2023.
Organizations may want to sign on to a letter drafted by the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Consumer Voice, other resident advocacy organizations, and unions representing nursing home workers. Consumer Voice has information about how to sign-on to the letter (by November 3) and the sign-on letter. Please consider signing onto the letter or use this template to submit your own comments.
Whichever option you choose, make your voice heard to improve care for residents! Thank you.
October 26, 2023 – T. Edelman