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 National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, a coalition in which LeadingAge has played an active role, has exceeded its goal to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes by 15%. Between the end of 2011 and the end of 2013, use of the drugs had decreased from 23.8% to 20.2% nationwide.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released 2 new toolkits for nursing homes, for Medicaid beneficiaries, and for pharmacies.
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.
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