CMS will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website:
Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends over a quarter.
Staff Turnover: The percent of nursing staff and number of administrators that stopped working at the nursing home over a 12-month period.
This information will be added to the Care Compare website in January 2022 and used in the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating System in July 2022.
The new CMS regulations include an increase in Medicare Part A payments to SNFs, changes in PDPM ICD-10 code mappings, and an update to the Quality Reporting program.
Also included is a new claims-based measure for healthcare-associated infections (HAI) requiring hospitalization.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Measure will require long term care facilities to report on COVID-19 HCP vaccination of staff members through the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network.
SNF 2022 Federal Regulations, CMS Fact Sheet