CDC: Implementation of PPE in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of MDROs

https://www.cdc.gov/long-term-care-facilities/hcp/prevent-mdro/PPE.html KEY POINTS How to implement personal protective equipment (PPE) use in nursing homes to prevent spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Summary of recent changes Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes – Video, Posters, Pocket Guide Videos Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes …

HHS Office of Civil Rights: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule

AGENCY: Office for Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Final rule and interpretation. SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or the Department) is issuing this final rule regarding …

Five-Star Technical User’s Guide Plus Claims-Based Measures Appendix (Updated)

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered …

CMS Minimum Staffing Final Rule: Staffing Mandates Only Set the Baseline

The Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting final rule adopts the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed three-pronged, comprehensive staffing approach for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities (NFs) as part of the federal requirements for …

CMS Minimum Staffing Rule and Medicaid Rules Released

Biden-Harris Administration Takes Historic Action to Increase Access to Quality Care, and Support to Families and Care Workers Nursing home minimum staffing standards promote resident care and safety  Medicaid and CHIP to have historic access standards, advance fair compensation for direct care workers The U.S. Department of Health and Human …