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 Rev. 208, 10/21/22

Updated Guidance for Nursing Home Resident Health and Safety, Effective 10/24/22

To further support the implementation of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Requirements for Participation, which were published in 2016, CMS is issuing surveyor guidance which clarifies specific regulatory requirements and provides information on how compliance will be assessed. In addition, CMS is revising its guidance to State agencies, to strengthen the management of complaints and facility reported incidents.

List of Revised Tag Numbers (6/19/21)

Cross Walk of F Tag Numbers effective 11/28/17

Survey Resources: CMS Critical Element Pathways (Dining, Kitchen and  Dental were revised 10/24/22):

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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