LTC Staffing Standards
In February, the Biden Administration announced a comprehensive set of reforms to improve the safety and quality of nursing home care. One key initiative within the President’s strategy is to establish a new minimum staffing requirement. CMS launched a multi-faceted approach aimed at determining the minimum level and type of staffing needed to enable safe and quality care in nursing homes, which includes conducting a mixed methods study with qualitative and quantitative elements to inform the minimum staffing proposal. CMS has held listening sessions with the general public to provide information on the study and solicit additional stakeholder input on minimum staffing requirements.
Nursing Home Staffing Study Stakeholder Listening Session-August 29, 202
CSG hosted a series of listening sessions with State and Local emergency response entities, health care providers and suppliers, and individual health care staff to gather information on emergency preparedness. The input and lessons-learned from the listening sessions will be used to evaluate CMS regulations regarding emergency preparedness for certain health care providers.
Session 1- September 1, 2022, with State and Local emergency response entities
Session 2- September 13, 2022, with health care providers and suppliers
Session 3- September 27, 2022, with individual health care staff
CSG hosted a listening session on October 6, 2022, to gather information from patient advocacy groups on advancing health equity. The input and lessons-learned from the listening session will be used to evaluate CMS regulations regarding health equity for certain health care providers.
Listening Session with Patient Advocacy Groups on Advancing Health Equity- October 6, 2022