CMS Makes Wide-Ranging Changes To Nursing Home Guidance

By Michelle M. Stein / June 30, 2022 at 10:38 AM
CMS on Wednesday (June 29) updated its nursing home guidance on arbitration agreements, surveyors’ use of payroll-based staffing information and infection prevention staff requirements, and the agency also encouraged nursing homes to reduce the number of patients in each room. The agency tied the new guidance to President Joe Biden’s push to improve nursing home safety and quality, and most of it -- expect for new timelines for surveyors to handle complaints -- will go into effect Oct. 24. Nursing...

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