Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMS Website for all changes can be accessed here. For your convenience, we have added links to most requested documents below.

CMS State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP

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.

Five-Star Quality Rating

Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNF VBP)

Emergency Preparedness


Joint Commission Standards

For information about The Joint Commission standards for hospitals or nursing facilities, visit their webpage.

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