CMS Issues Resident “Quality of Life” Guidance to Surveyors of Long Term Care Facilities

CMS recently announced its release of Transmittal 48, effective June 12, 2009, which addresses the enhancement of nursing home quality of life measures. The Transmittal revises Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (CMS Publication 100-07) regarding Medicare Contractor Guidance to Surveyors of Long Term Care Facilities.

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