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CMS “Care Compare” Website Now Fully Rooted

On November 18, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In early September the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools. The goal of this work was to allow consumers to access Nursing Home Compare, Hospice Compare, Home Health Compare, etc. all in the same location.

CMS Urges Nursing Homes to Use COVID-19 Staff Training

On November 18, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In a Nov. 17 news release CMS urges nursing homes to take advantage of targeted COVID-19 training and highlights facilities that have already done so. This is the free course available on QSEP that offers modules for both front-line staff and management staff (access training here); it is separate from the longer QIO training offerings and from Project ECHO.

Latest Five-Star Analysis Reports Sent to Care Centers This Week

On November 4, 2020 by Jeff Bostic

LeadingAge sent all care center members their Five-Star Analysis reports this week. The pandemic has taken a toll on the collection and reporting of quality data, so while the staffing data is relatively new, the data on inspections and quality measures is from many months ago. We will continue to provide these reports regularly and expect CMS to be updating the data more regularly soon.

CMS Memo Addresses Emergency Preparedness Exercises

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Under CMS emergency preparedness regulations, nursing facilities are required to conduct two emergency preparedness testing exercises annually.

MDH, Providers Weigh Impact of CMS Revised Visitation Guidance

On September 23, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

In recognition of the physical and emotional toll that separation from family and other loved ones has taken on residents, CMS has issued

CMS Nursing Home Testing Call

On September 9, 2020 by Kari Everson

CMS held a call on nursing home testing yesterday evening featuring

DHS Shares Impact of HCBS Settings Rule Timeline Extensions for Minnesota

On August 26, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

On July 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance in a letter [PDF] announcing an extension to the implementation of the HCBS regulation timelines.

New CMS Rules Will Require Nursing Homes to Test Staff for COVID-19

On August 26, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Nursing homes will be required to test staff for COVID-19, and offer testing to residents, under an Interim Final Rule released by CMS August 25. All laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing and reporting patient-specific results

CMS Resumes Survey Activity

On August 19, 2020 by Kari Everson

On August 17, 2020 CMS released a memo, QSO-20-35-ALL, describing expansion of survey activity and new guidance around enforcement.

CMS Launches Efforts to Improve Patient Safety, Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

On November 28, 2018 by Julie Apold

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care in nursing homes. The Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program offers tools, resources and ongoing assistance to nursing home staff.   

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