Revisions to Phase 3 of the Requirements of Participation for long-term care facilities aim at reducing paperwork, giving staff more time for direct care.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule that would remove some requirements of participation identified as “unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome” on long-term care facilities (LTCFs). According to CMS, “Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency” (CMS-3374-P) would “increase facilities’ ability to devote their resources to improve resident care…. Many of the proposed provisions would simplify and/or streamline the Medicare health and safety standards long-term care facilities must meet in order to serve their residents.” Read on for details about key revisions that would impact staffing, training, and other others issues of interest to HR and other leaders.(more…)Read More