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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PBJ: Time for a Better Sandwich

LeadingAge Offers Thoughts on Cardiac Bundles

LeadingAge submitted a comment letter to CMS October 3 requesting amendments to the proposed rule expanding episodic payment models.

Coding Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals

Medicare Part A stays that begin October 1, 2016 and beyond will require a new MDS section on the PPS 5 day assessment and the Part A PPS Discharge Assessment.

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.

  1. Where Do Aging Services Stand on Capitol Hill?

    House members left town as meetings had begun between the leadership and the Trump Administration on a revival of the American Health Care Act, to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. We expect House Republicans to continue working over the recess to find consensus on changes that might allow ...

  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 ...