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CMS Announces New Nursing Home Staffing Oversight Measures

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a news alert focusing on Payroll Based Journal (PBJ) and oversight initiatives.

CMS plans to share specific data with states on nursing homes that have a significant drop in staffing levels on weekends or that have several days in a quarter without a registered nurse (RN) onsite. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) survey agency will then be required to survey nursing homes from the list on some weekends.

LeadingAge National and LeadingAge NY will post more outcomes and information as they are made available. To access the Nov. 30th CMS memorandum on PBJ Policy Manual Updates, Notification to States and New Minimum Data Set (MDS) Census Reports, click here.

Contact: Mary Wassel, mwassel@leadingageny.org, 518-728-2365