Skilled Nursing News August 15, 2022
Jordyn Reiland

Nursing home leaders may soon hear from the federal government, if they haven’t already, to schedule site visits as part of the agency’s efforts toward proposing a staffing minimum sometime next year.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor Abt Associates will visit 65 nursing homes across all 10 regions between August and October, according to an Aug. 10 blog post written by Jodi Eyigor, LeadingAge’s director of nursing home quality and policy.

Facilities have been chosen based on their location, size, ownership type, staffing and quality levels based on the five star quality rating system, use of agency staff and the proportion of Medicaid residents served and/or if the facility is located in a disadvantaged area.

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