Federal Nursing Facility Mandatory Staffing Standard: CMS Releases Revised Guidance on the Facility Assessment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited minimum staffing standard for nursing facilities on May 10, 2024.  While the specific RN, CNA and aggregate requirements do not take effect for at least two years, an expanded and more comprehensive facility staffing and needs assessment process will take effect on August 8, 2024. This means that a nursing facility must have the expanded assessment completed and ready for implementation by August 8th .    Below please find information from our national affiliate, AHCA/NCAL, containing an overview of the requirement and importantly, a link to CMS’ guidance on the requirement, QSO-24-13-NH.

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