The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new Survey and Certification Letter. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Nursing Homes, prohibiting facility policies that prevent full implementation of residents' advance directives. Facilities may not institute facility-wide 'no-CPR' policies, and prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS), must provide basic life support, including CPR, to a resident who experiences cardiac arrest in accordance with his or her advance directive.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a Survey and Certification Letter clarifying that nursing homes previously determined out of compliance with 42 CFR §483.70 Physical Environment; Life Safety from Fire (F-Tag 454) should be more appropriately cited under the Life Safety Code Requirements. To avoid duplication and redundancy, and to assure more accurate deficiency citations, CMS has deleted F-Tag 454 from its Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) system.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes (AE) national campaign have created a document to clarify how some of the national nursing home quality initiatives relate to and are aligned with each other.
An updated version of the
Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument User’s Manual (RAI/MDS 3.0 Manual) was released by the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS). The revisions, which became effective October 1, incorporate clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy,
integrate previously published Q&As into the appropriate sections, and
address requested clarifications and scenarios for certain complex areas.
LeadingAge’s MDS expert consultant, Judy Wilhide Brandt, has provided a
summary and comments.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) has issued a new Survey and Certification Letter offering guidance for providers and supplier acquisitions when new owners opt to reject automatic assignment of the existing Medicare agreement.