Nursing facility staffing

Published: September 29, 2022
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Federal staffing requirements have been unchanged since 1987.  38 states and DC have implemented stricter minimum staffing requirements than federal requirements.

The PBJ system has improved the accuracy of nursing facility staffing data. This report analyzed 2019-2021 PBJ data to show aggregate, sector-wide trends in total staffing, total resident days, staffing level and mix changes and changes in use of contract staff.

Linehan, Kathryn and Stubbs, Lauren. “Nursing Facility Staffing.” The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, 2022.