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Submit Detailed Responses to CMS Regarding Staffing

May 26, 2022

On April 15, 2022, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that included requests for information (RFI) regarding the implementation of a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. CMS states it plans to propose a minimum staffing standard within one year. The RFI contains seventeen questions, with some questions having 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 proposal for a minimum staffing standard. Inadequate staffing is the primary driver of poor health outcomes in nursing homes.

Use the model responses below to respond to CMS's questions:

Watch the webinar to learn more about making detailed responses to CMS's RFI.

Webinar Slides: PDF

If you would prefer to quickly submit comments in just a couple of minutes, please follow these instructions.

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