CMS Updates Nursing Home Medicare Requirements of Participation Guidance, Furthers Biden Reform Agenda

Ken BellLTC News

Skilled Nursing News (06/29/2022) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday issued updated guidance for nursing home surveyors under the requirements of participation for Medicare and Medicaid, and in support of nursing home reform initiatives first unveiled in February.

As providers and industry associations digested the updates, one familiar theme emerged: concern over new requirements and regulatory pressures at a time when the sector is still facing Covid-related challenges and a labor crisis.

Staffing and infection control are among the main areas of focus in the CMS guidance. Full story »