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Survey, Clinical and Quality

NHSN Will Be Unavailable Feb. 23rd through 25th

Outage will prevent nursing homes from submitting data during scheduled upgrade.

February 15, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

Moving Forward Coalition to Host Free Webinar on Improving Nursing Home Environments to Impact Quality

The webinar will be held on Thurs., Feb. 22nd at 2 p.m. ET.

February 6, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

SNF Provider Preview Reports Are Now Available in iQIES

Providers have until Feb. 15th to review data that will be publicly reported on Care Compare during the April 2024 refresh.

January 29, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

HHS Issues Guidance to Prevent Discrimination in Visitation

The HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague Letter and FAQs to remind hospitals and long term care facilities of their obligations to ensure that visitation policies do not discriminate on the basis of religion or against other protected classes.

January 29, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

PBJ Data Due Feb. 14th

CMS recommends that providers allow sufficient time to download and review validation reports prior to the deadline.

January 23, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Releases Draft MDS 3.0 Item Sets Version 1.19.1

The Item Sets will go into effect Oct. 1, 2024 and, along with a change document and Item Matrix, can be downloaded on the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual website.

January 12, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

NHSN Updates Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting

Required weekly nursing home reporting of staff member COVID-19 vaccination status has been updated to mirror resident vaccination status reporting.

January 9, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

New Legislation Reinforces Rights of LGBT Residents and Residents with HIV

The Governor has signed into law a Bill of Rights for LGBT residents and people living with HIV in nursing homes and ACFs. The law takes effect on May 28, 2024.

December 5, 2023

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Schedules Next Long Term Care Open Door Forum for Dec. 7th

Agenda features nursing home survey testing, MDS issues.

December 5, 2023

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Releases SNF QRP Claims-Based Measures Manual and Accompanying Files

SNF QRP best practices document created by LeadingAge NY also available.

December 1, 2023
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