CMS Phase One Regulations must be implemented by November 28, 2016. Significant changes and highlights include:
Facilities must develop and implement a baseline Comprehensive Person-Centered Care Plan for each resident within 48 hours of their admission.
A nurse aide and a member of the food and nutrition services staff must be included in the interdisciplinary team that develops the comprehensive care plan.
Facilities must develop an Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP) that includes an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and designate at least one Infection Preventionist (IP).
Each facility must have in effect a compliance and ethics program that has established written compliance and ethics standards, policies and procedures that are capable of reducing the prospect of criminal, civil, and administrative violations.