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New Fact Sheet on Assessment, Care Planning, and Discharge Planning

December 05, 2016

Consumer Voice, Center for Medicare Advocacy and Justice in Aging released a brief "A Closer Look at the Revised Nursing Facility Regulations: Assessment, Care Planning, and Discharge Planning."  The brief covers how the revised nursing facility regulations broadly affect facility practices, including assessment, care planning and discharge planning.  The revised assessment process places greater emphasis on a resident's preferences, goals, and life history.  The brief highlights regulations on assessments, baseline care plans, comprehensive care plans - including the care planning process and care plan contents, and discharge plans.  It also gives information on effective dates. how to find the regulations and specific tips for residents and advocates.

This brief is the first of a series explaining important provisions of the revised regulations.

View the brief here.

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