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Webinar: Responding to CMS's Request for Information on Staffing: Resources for Advocates

May 25, 2022 - May 25, 2022        

On April 15, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the implementation of a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes.  The RFI contains seventeen questions, with some questions have several parts.  CMS has promised to propose a minimum staffing standard within one year, and the RFI asks the public to comment on various aspects of a proposed minimum. 

Consumer Voice strongly supports the implementation of a minimum staffing standard. For decades, advocates had fought to have CMS create a standard that all facilities must meet. Inadequate staffing is the primary driver of poor outcomes in nursing homes. A minimum standard will be a significant step towards making sure all nursing home residents are receiving high quality care. 

To ensure that CMS receives significant support for a minimum standard, Consumer Voice along with representatives from Justice in Aging, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Long Term Care Community Coalition, and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform will be conducting a webinar on May 25, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST where attendees will be provided with model comments, tips on how to respond to the RFI, and a general overview of the RFI questions. 

This webinar will be geared to organizational advocates at the national, state, and local levels.  However, all may attend. Consumer Voice will be issuing separate tools and resources to help individuals submit abbreviated responses in support of the minimum staffing standard. Responses to the RFI are due June 10, 2022. 

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