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.

Link to release: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-23503.pdf

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