Nursing Home Rules and Regulation

Information about rules and regulations for nursing home communities.

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Nursing Home Final Rule: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the long-awaited Nursing Home Requirements of Participation Final Rule. The changes are significant and cover every aspect of service and care.   

CMS Issues Memo with Social Media Guidelines

New rules regarding social media policy in nursing homes released by CMS

Skilled Nursing Facilities: CMS Issues Final Rule on 2016 Medicare Payment Rates

On August 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for skilled nursing facilities' Medicare payment rates in fiscal 2016. The rule includes value-based purchasing provisions for skilled nursing facilities, based on a hospital readmission measure. It also implements the quality reporting requirements of the 2014 IMPACT Act and the Affordable Care Act's requirement that nursing homes submit payroll-based staffing data. The rule is effective on October 1, 2015, except for the staffing data collection provisions, which go into effect July 1, 2016.

Final Overpayment Rule Delayed by CMS Until 2016

In a Federal Register notice published on Feb. 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be delaying until Feb. 16, 2016, publication of a final rule governing the reporting and returning of Medicare overpayments.

MedPAC Shifts View of 3-Day SNF Requirement

On September 12th, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a meeting on hospital short stays. During this meeting, Chairman Glenn M. Hackbarth recommended that the 3-day stay requirement be eliminated from the Medicare benefits package.

 

  1. CMS Final Rule Update

    We are working with Pathway Health, a firm based in Minnesota that has done work with our members and state partners in Minnesota and Wisconsin, to help members in all states navigate the Requirements of Participation (RoP) for Phase I of the new CMS final rule.  The first stage of this effort will include the ...

  2. CDC Releases Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

    On Sept. 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, a new set of materials designed ...