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LeadingAge NY Posts Additional Free Guidance on New Nursing Home Regulations

LeadingAge NY, in collaboration with LeadingAge Michigan, is offering members free access to an interactive edition of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) State Operations Manual. This resource includes the revised Appendix PP, the new Appendix Z, and the Life Safety Code. It is posted on our Federal Requirements of Participation Member Resources webpage, which is restricted to members.

The 1,085-page guide includes all of the nursing home Requirements of Participation (RoP) and, for each regulation, the applicable interpretive guidance. This online guide is a PDF file – fully accessible in Adobe Acrobat – that can be downloaded to desktops, laptops, and mobile devices to provide 24/7 access to employees and managers. The guide is searchable and can be highlighted, bookmarked, and annotated.

LeadingAge NY has posted various policy and procedure templates, checklists, employee training materials, and post-training tests for several areas of the RoP rule, which are provided exclusively to our members free of charge. These tools are also posted on our Federal Requirements of Participation Member Resources webpage. Additional RoP Phase 3 resources will be posted in coming months, and this interactive guide will be updated as revisions are made.

If you have any issues with accessing the new guide or other member password-protected RoP resources, please contact Earl Gifford at egifford@leadingageny.org.

Contact: Dan Heim, dheim@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866