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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CMS Eliminates Certain Opportunity to Correct Options for Nursing Homes

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).

Infection Control Pilot Project

 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announce 3-year Infection Control Pilot Survey Project for Nursing Homes.

GAO Report on Health Care Workforce: Comprehensive Planning by HHS Needed to Meet National Needs

New Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Finds HHS Healthcare Workforce Programs are too Broad to Adequately Address US Healthcare Needs  

AoA: Emergency Preparedness and Response For State LTC Ombudsman Programs

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GAO Report on Nursing Home Quality: CMS Should Continue to Improve Data and Oversight

New Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Recommends More Oversight Monitoring and Better Data Reliability for Nursing Homes