CMS Shares Updates on Nursing Home Staffing Study

Aug 5, 2022 | Minimum Staffing, Research & Studies of PBJ Data

CMS Shares Updates on Nursing Home Staffing Study

CMS gave an update on the nursing home staffing study during the August 4 SNF Open Door Forum.

At the end of February 2022, the Biden Administration released a plan for nursing home reform that included conducting a staffing study and proposing nursing home staffing standards within one year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) included a Request for Information on staffing standards in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule, released in April 2022, as part of this plan. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 3 and while the rule did not include additional information about future staffing standards, CMS shed light on the topic during a SNF Open Door Forum on August 4.

CMS reported receiving more than 3,000 public comments in response to the Request for Information. While nursing home residents, families, and consumer advocates generally supported the implementation of mandatory staffing standards, nursing home providers and other “industry groups” expressed concern and largely suggested a delay or phase-in to requirements due to current staffing shortages.


Leading Age


August 5, 2022


Eyigor, Jodi. “CMS Shares Updates on Nursing Home Staffing Study.” Leading Age, 5 Aug. 2022,

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