HealthLeaders Media June 30, 2022
Jasmyne Ray

The updates will go into effect in October to allow facilities and surveyors time to train.


  • The updates are part of an effort by the Biden administration to improve the safety and quality of care in nursing homes.
  • Long-term care facilities will now have to have an infection preventionist working onsite at least part-time.
  • To decrease and slow the spread of infection, CMS suggests reducing the number of residents in each room.

The  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of updates for long-term care facilities regarding health and safety standards that must be met for their participation in both programs to continue.

The updates come as part of the Biden administration’s...

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