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Webinar - A Guide to Submitting Comments on CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Standards

October 19, 2023 - October 19, 2023        

On September 6, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. While Consumer Voice supports a minimum staffing standard, the proposed staffing standard does not go far enough to protect nursing home residents. The NPRM is now in the 60-day comment period, and comments are due on 11/6/2023. It will be critical that CMS hears from you that this rule needs to be stronger. In addition to the minimum staffing requirement, there are other provisions in the NPRM, including requiring every nursing home to have a registered nurse on staff twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, updated requirements on facility assessments, and provisions on how Medicaid dollars are spent on nursing home care.

This webinar will provide guidance on how to comment on critical provisions of the NPRM, including:

  • The need for a stronger minimum staffing standard.
  • Reducing the timeframes for implementation of the rule.
  • CMS’s proposal to allow certain nursing homes exemptions from the standard.
  • Support for the 24/7 RN requirement.
  • Facility assessments.
  • Medicaid Transparency.

Consumer Voice will provide step-by-step instructions on how to submit your comments to CMS as well.

Please join us to make our voices heard in support of a strong minimum staffing standard for all nursing home residents.

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