Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Weekend Staffing Levels (Jan 2022)

CMS Quality Safety & Oversight Memorandum
PUBLISHED: January 7, 2022
CMS LISTING: Quality, Safety and Oversight Letter 22-08-NH

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In QSO memorandum 22-08-NH – issued January 7, 2022 – CMS announced they will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Care Compare website:

  • Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing
    on weekends provided by each nursing home over a quarter.
  • Staff Turnover: The percent of nursing staff and number of administrators that
    stopped working at the nursing home over a 12-month period.

This information will be added to the Care Compare website in January 2022 and used in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System in July 2022.

To enable researchers to analyze turnover, CMS will begin posting the submitted employee-level staffing data for all nursing homes.  This will allow researchers to identify each employee by their CMS created unique ID.

Finally, CMS is reminding Nursing Homes to Link Employee Identifiers when they are changed due to the changes in the facility’s staffing data systems.