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Policy Break

The Consumer Voice's Policy Break updates you on the latest policy developments in long-term care.  Click below to read recent Policy Break emails on a variety of issues.

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August 24, 2020 - CMS expands survey activities; ends suspension of enforcement actions

January 27, 2020 - The New Medicare Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): What Does It Mean for Residents?

October 8, 2019 - CMS Will Alert Consumers About Nursing Home Abuse

June 4, 2019 - List of Under-Performing Nursing Homes Released for First Time Following Inquiry by Senators

April 12, 2019 - CMS Revises Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy Citations in Long-Term Care Facilities

March 19, 2019 - CMS Update on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

December 4, 2018 - Policy Break: New CMS Initiative to Focus on Staffing

September 20, 2018 - Policy Break: CMS Proposes Rollback of Emergency Preparedness Rules

June 27, 2018 - Policy Break: CMS Rolls Back Enforcement Policies

December 19, 2017 - CMS Memo on Changes in Special Focus Facility Program

August 11, 2017 - ACL's Independent Living Final Rule

July 28, 2017 - CMS Encourages Person-Centered Care through Person and Family Engagement Strategy

February 7, 2017 - GAO Workforce Development Report for LTSS Recipients

January 31, 2017 - CMS's Recent Emergency Preparedness Rule

December 21, 2016 - Unsafe Wandering or Exit-Seeking Behavior: Protect Residents with Person-Centered Planning

September 19, 2016 - Unauthorized Photographs and Recordings of Nursing Home Residents: Impact on Right to Privacy and Freedom from Abuse