CMS Releases New Nursing Facility Regulations: Both Pluses and Minuses for Nursing Facility Residents

insurancemedicareseniorThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has just released a comprehensive revision of federal nursing facility regulations. The positives for nursing facility residents include expanded training requirements and a new provision that an initial care plan be developed and implemented within 48 hours. The negatives include a failure to improve nurse staffing standards, and weakening the regulations limiting antipsychotic drug use.

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Contact your Long-Term Care Ombudsman Supervisor for more information and resources on nursing facilities. Darin Terry, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Supervisor,, Direct Line: 580-736-7974