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Consumer Voice and Justice in Aging Submit Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Changes to Nursing Home Regulations

September 17, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes to the current federal nursing home regulations which the agency had revised and released in October 2016. The existing regulations include important new protections that better promote quality of care, quality of life, and resident rights.

Now CMS wants to modify the regulations yet again – in order to reduce the burden on providers and increase provider flexibility. The proposed requirements would rollback numerous resident protections by eliminating or easing up on specific nursing home responsibilities. The result for residents? Reduced standards for safety, quality care and rights.

Thank you to all those who submitted comments to CMS regarding these changes!

Read comments submitted by Consumer Voice and Justice in Aging here.

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