CMS completes minimum staffing study; targeting ‘onerous’ MA authorizations
Jan 25, 2023
Two proposed rules should help patients improve their Medicare Advantage plan selections while standardizing expectations for skilled nursing and other healthcare providers, federal officials reiterated...
Potential staff mandate costs rocket upward when latest wages factored in
Dec 16, 2022
The projected costs of meeting a possible nursing home staffing mandate have skyrocketed by $1.3 billion over the last five months, a report issued Thursday by accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen on behalf...
Warning on staffing minimum: Studying costs won’t matter if pay doesn’t add up
Aug 30, 2022
Cost analysis will be “an important part” of a final report on federal minimum staffing standards, the head of a national study assured nursing home stakeholders Monday.
CMS outlines 4-pronged minimum staffing study
Aug 23, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday revealed more details about how it will use nursing home site visits, data and other tools to formulate a minimum staffing standard, one that is meant...
Mandated minimum staffing would cost nursing homes $10 billion annually
Jul 20, 2022
Providers would have to spend an additional $10 billion more per year and hire more than 187,000 new workers to meet requirements of one possible federal minimum staffing approach, according to a new analysis.
Measure protecting providers from minimum staffing penalties fails
Jul 15, 2022
Rhode Island nursing homes could face more than $10 million in penalties in the first quarter of 2023 alone for not meeting the state’s new minimum staffing requirement. Senate lawmakers in late June...
CMS opens up on approach to developing minimum staffing requirements
Jul 14, 2022
Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday opened up about the “multi-faceted approach” it’s using to develop and propose minimum staffing requirements for nursing...
Beware the ‘squeeze the balloon problem’ with staffing
Jun 15, 2022
I found the recent article, “Providers: CMS should first fortify skilled nursing workforce before imposing minimum staffing measures” very interesting. As you follow this issue, please understand...
Providers: CMS should first fortify skilled nursing workforce before imposing minimum staffing measures
Jun 07, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must first help the long-term care industry build up its workforce before implementing a national minimum staffing standard for nursing homes, many providers...
Jean Wendland Porter
May 31, 2022
The chain and franchise SNFs will mostly survive. But in the face of rising costs, federal cuts and vast numbers of employees leaving the workforce, how can the small operators survive?