Regulations & Guidance
Providers can learn how to update facility information and more about Nursing Home quality measure data and the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP).
Learn about public reporting, state-based coalitions, research, training, and revised surveyor guidance focused on ways to make quality of life better for people with dementia to protect them from substandard care and promote goal-directed, person-centered care for every nursing home resident.
Get general information, including a link to FAQs, regarding enforcement actions that CMS may take when a nursing home is not in compliance with Medicare or Medicaid requirements.
Learn about nursing home quality from the NHQI site, which gives details about Care Compare’s nursing home quality measures.
Get basic information about being certified as a Medicare and/or Medicaid nursing home provider, including links to laws, regulations, compliance information, and the survey process.
Get the legal notice of provider and supplier terminations CMS is required to post for the public.
View CMS Quality Safety & Oversight memoranda, guidance, clarifications and instructions to State Survey Agencies and CMS Regional Offices.
Learn about documentation requirements and how to prevent claim denials.
Read what institutions must do to qualify to participate as a SNF in the Medicare program and as a nursing facility in the Medicaid program.
Find consolidated requirements for long term care facilities to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, including survey protocols and information on the Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP).
Learn about the required standardized patient assessment data about quality measures and Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs) for public reporting our Compare site.