Resident Assessment

Resident assessments and care planning quality are threatened by nurses' unrelated duties, survey finds

Resident assessments and care planning quality are threatened by nurses' unrelated duties, survey finds

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Filling out a comprehensive assessment for a nursing home resident takes five hours on average, and nurses' workloads can make it difficult to carve out this time, according to survey results from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.

CMS might need six months before starting to reprocess nursing home payment claims, agency says

CMS might need six months before starting to reprocess nursing home payment claims, agency says

It could take federal regulators six months or more to devise and implement a new payment scheme for nursing homes after a new resident assessment tool goes active Oct. 1, an official with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday.