CMS intensifying nursing home staffing oversight

Dec 3, 2018 | Survey & FTags for Staffing

CMS intensifying nursing home staffing oversight; providers say it won’t help

Following recent national furor over nursing home staffing levels, the federal government declared Friday it is stepping up oversight measures, including more focused surveys. Industry advocates say the announced changes won’t help.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will be turning up the heat, particularly on weekends. The changes come after a Kaiser Health News analysis in July uncovered an average of 11% percent fewer direct-care nurses and 8% fewer aides on duty on weekends.




December 3, 2018


Stempniak, Marty. “CMS Intensifying Nursing Home Staffing Oversight; Providers Say It Won’t Help.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 3 Dec. 2018,