Medicare Delays Enforcement Of Key Nursing Home Rules For 18 Months
The nursing home industry asked for the delay to have more time to implement changes, but consumer advocates are criticizing the decision.
CMS Halts Enforcement Of Some Obama-Era Nursing Home Standards
The CMS is pumping the brakes on enforcing an Obama-era regulation that sought to improve quality of care and safety at nursing homes. Industry stakeholders welcome the move and said they need more time to implement the rule's policies, but patient advocates blasted the announcement and because they felt the decision put patient well-being in the crosshairs. In an under-the-radar notice posted late last month, the CMS announced an 18-month moratorium on enforcement activities on several key parts of a nursing home regulation that was finalized last year. Without the delay, the nursing home industry would have had to comply with the new standards by Nov. 28. (Dickson, 12/5)