CMS Strengthens Nursing Home Oversight and Safety to Ensure Adequate Staffing

Published: 12/11/2018

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced actions intended to strengthen nursing home oversight and improve transparency in order to ensure that facilities are staffed adequately to provide high-quality care.

According to CMS, research shows the ratio of nurses to residents impacts quality of care and health outcomes. For example, facilities with higher nurse staffing levels tend to have fewer resident hospitalizations. According to CMS, new payroll-based staffing d

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