Hello, CMS? This is desperation calling

Aug 30, 2022 | Minimum Staffing, Research & Studies of PBJ Data

Hello, CMS? This is desperation calling

There was a stark, though not at all unexpected, dichotomy between participants in Monday’s listening session to gather input on coming nursing home staff minimums.On the one hand, you had consumer advocates — armed with the Biden administration’s aggressive reform push and 20 years of resentment about perceived understaffing — ready to throw fuel on the fire.

And on the other, there were nursing home leaders from major organizations, mid-sized chains and tiny, independent facilities in rural settings pleading with federal regulators to douse the flames.

Where a resident advocate might see the potential for more staffing rules to help nursing homes rise from the ashes of COVID, providers are legitimately worried that a well-intentioned but under-supported mandate might just burn the sector down for good.




August 30, 2022


Marselas, Kimberly. “Hello, CMS? This Is Desperation Calling.” McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, 30 Aug. 2022, www.mcknights.com/daily-editors-notes/hello-cms-this-is-desperation-calling.