KFF Health News May 21, 2024

Current staffing levels are similar in rural and urban nursing facilities, but urban facilities will have less time to comply with the new requirements

In 45 states, fewer than half of nursing facilities currently meet all three staffing minimums required in the final federal rule that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released in April, and in 28 states, less than a quarter do, according to a new KFF analysis. The share of facilities that meet these requirements ranges from 5% or lower in four states (AR, TN, TX and LA) to 50% or higher in five states (AK, ND, ME, HI and OR) and DC.

In rural areas, 20% of nursing facilities currently meet these standards, compared...

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