CMS intensifying nursing home staffing oversight
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, www.mcknights.com/news/cms-intensifying-nursing-home-staffing-oversight-providers-say-it-wont-help
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