Nursing Home

Survey, Certification and Operations

We at LeadingAge advocate for a healthy, ethical and affordable oversight system for the nation's nursing homes. We provide updates on regulatory activity issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal agencies. Check here often for the latest on regulations, guidance and initiatives, including the CMS Five-Star Nursing Home Rating System, to help you understand compliance requirements.

 

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2 New CMS Toolkits for Nursing Homes, Pharmacies, and Medicaid Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2 new toolkits for nursing homes, for Medicaid beneficiaries, and for pharmacies.

Discharge Assessments Required for Transfers from Certified to Non-Certified Nursing Home Beds

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reinforcing the requirement and importance of completing MDS 3.0 Discharge assessments when a resident is transferred from a Medicare-and/or Medicaid-certified bed to a non-certified bed within the same nursing home.

LGBT: New CMS Training Tool on Needs and Rights of Older Adults 

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has released Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults, a free online learning tool intended to educate providers about the needs and rights of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults.

Are Nursing Homes Reporting Allegations of Abuse and Neglect?

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) takes a look at nursing home compliance with federal regulations regarding reporting of allegations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, injuries of unknown source, and misappropriation of resident property. 

SNF Payment Rate Updated for FY 2015

Payment rates used under the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2015 were updated on Aug. 5 in a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).