CMS Issues Impactful Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule

AGG Healthcare attorney Lisa Churvis published an article titled “CMS Issues Impactful Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Rule” in American Health Law Association’s Health Law Weekly.

The article addresses the Biden administration’s long-awaited — and controversial — final rule requiring minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes. The rule mandates that facilities meet a total nurse staffing standard of 3.48 hours per resident per day, have an RN on site 24 hours a day for seven days a week, and complete enhanced facility assessments.

Champions of the rule believe that these new requirements can enhance residents’ safety and healthcare, but detractors call it an unfunded mandate that imposes unreasonable standards and will lead to facility closures.

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