McKnight's August 12, 2022
James M. Berklan

Contractors will be making 65 nursing home visits over the next three months in a bid to help establish first-ever federal minimum staffing levels.

Frequent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contractor Abt Associates will stage visits at select facilities through October. The White House set a goal of having a new staffing mandate in place by March 2023.

Abt researchers will collect information from staff, residents and family members, officials said.

Facilities spread across all 10 CMS regions will take part in the site visits. They will represent a wide variety of what the industry has to offer, varying in size, ownership type, percentage of Medicaid patients served and more. Facilities with a variety of quality star ratings and...

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