The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules on disclosure of ownership of nursing facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as required by §6101(a) of the Affordable Care Act, 88 Fed. Reg. 80141 … [Read more...] about CMS Issues Final Rule on Nursing Home Transparency
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In September 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 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 … [Read more...] about Center for Medicare Advocacy Comments About Proposed Rule to Mandate Nurse Staffing Standards in Nursing Homes – Comment Period Now Closed
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 … [Read more...] about Reminder – Add Your Voice! Comment on CMS’ Proposed Rule About Nurse Staffing Standards for Nursing Homes
On October 6, Center Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman received the Brian Capshaw Rock Star Award at the annual meeting of the coalition of Presidents of Connecticut’s nursing home resident councils for her national advocacy on behalf of … [Read more...] about Center Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman Receives Brian Capshaw Rock Star Award
An analysis of the proposed nursing home nurse staffing rule by legal and nursing scholars and Consumer Voice criticizes the proposed rule as “so minimal and with such huge exceptions that many nursing home residents will see no benefit at all.” The … [Read more...] about Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule Described as “Dangerously Inadequate”
AARP’s COVID-19 Dashboard shows an alarming increase in COVID-19 infections among nursing home residents and staff during the four weeks ending August 20, 2023, with cases doubling and deaths increasing by 80%, compared to the previous four weeks. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Is Increasing Among Nursing Home Residents and Staff
A new poll by Gallup, conducted between July 5-24, 2023, finds that “most U.S. adults would be reluctant to admit a relative to a nursing home.” Survey respondents give nursing home quality an average grade of "D+", with 36% saying quality is poor, … [Read more...] about Gallup Poll Finds Americans Give Nursing Homes a “D+” Grade for Quality
COVID-19 caused the deaths of more than 200,000 nursing home residents and staff members. The extraordinarily high number of deaths – nearly 20% of the COVID-19 deaths nationwide were nursing home residents although residents constitute only 0.0006% … [Read more...] about Meaningful Nurse Staffing Ratios in Nursing Homes: If Not Now, When?
As resident and industry advocates alike awaited proposed rules on nurse staffing ratios for nursing facilities – a centerpiece of President Biden’s nursing home reform agenda – a report on nurse staffing written by Abt Associates, which was expected … [Read more...] about A Chaotic Week in Nursing Home Reform
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News simultaneously offers two diametrically opposing views of the state of the nursing home industry today: industry analysts say conditions are improving as staff return, occupancy rates increase, and Medicare and Medicaid … [Read more...] about Nursing Facilities: Are Conditions Improving or Is the Sky Falling?