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
LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.
Part A stays that begin October 1, 2016 and beyond will require a new MDS
section on the PPS 5 day assessment and the Part A PPS Discharge Assessment.
This letter includes advanced guidance regarding revisions in State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 7-[Enforcement], Sections §7304 - 7304.3; 7306.1; 7308.3; 7400.5.1; 7400.6.2; 7313.2, pertaining to the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies (previously referred to as Opportunity to Correct or No Opportunity to Correct).
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention Announce 3-year Infection Control Pilot Survey Project for Nursing
New Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Finds HHS Healthcare Workforce Programs are too Broad to Adequately Address US Healthcare Needs