RevCycle Intelligence June 30, 2022
CMS provided updated guidance on minimum health and safety standards as part of Medicare and Medicaid participation, with new measures focusing largely on nursing home staffing.
CMS has updated guidance on minimum health and safety standards that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The guidance specifically addresses nursing home staffing concerns that some say have impacted care quality.
The agency also updated and created new guidance for surveyors of long-term care facilities who determine whether facilities comply with CMS requirements. The new requirements made as part of the recent update incorporate the use of Payroll Based Journal staffing data. CMS has instructed surveyors to use the data for long-term care facility inspections. The...