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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Your Comments Needed on Proposed Changes in Nursing Home Requirements of Participation

By now, most of you who provide nursing home care are aware of the extensive proposed rule CMS released on July 16, to revise the Requirements of Participation for nursing homes.

CMS Issues Information on Voluntary Payroll-Based Data Submission

On Aug. 4, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining the 2016 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF).

GAO Assessment of 5-Star Rating System Requested by Senators

On August 6, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an assessment of the general accuracy and reliability of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes and its usefulness as a consumer tool.

CMS Announces New Medication Safety Survey and Tool

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun pilot testing a focused survey on medication safety systems to look at nursing home practices for high-risk medications, such as Coumadin. CMS has also released a medication-related adverse event tool developed in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).

LeadingAge 5-Star Analysis for Nursing Homes

We've added a new tool to our Insights Market Intelligence Suite that will help nursing home members beter understand where to focus efforts to improve resident care and to increase the overall 5-star rating.