CMS Quality, Safety, and Oversight Letter (QSO 20-03-NH)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing updates and initiatives aligning with the CMS strategic initiative to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. These updates and initiatives include: Phase 3 Interpretive Guidance, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Arbitration Agreements; Actions to Improve Infection Prevention and Control in LTC Facilities; and Release of Toolkit 3, “Guide to Improving Nursing Home Employee Satisfaction”.
List of Revised Tag Numbers (7/14/17)
Cross Walk of F Tag Numbers effective 11/28/17
CMS Critical Element Pathways (updated 9/28/18):
Facility Assessment Tool
CMS Requirement §483.70(e): Nursing facilities will conduct, document, and annually review a facility-wide assessment, which includes both their resident population and the resources the facility needs to care for their residents.
Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP)