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
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.
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
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).
CMS has revised the Interpretive Guidelines and as needed, Investigative Protocols for the following F Tags to incorporate survey and certification policy memos issued from October of 2003 through May of 2014.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is beginning the next biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP). There is no doubt that many LeadingAge members will be part of the random, nationally representative sample of residential providers participating in the study. It is important that those selected to participate respond accordingly because each response in the sample is vital to capturing an accurate picture of residential care in the U.S.