Latest Long Term Care Federal Regulatory Changes
Skilled Nursing Facility PPS Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities
State Operations Manual Minimum health and safety standards that must be met by providers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs
Federal Regulations for Long Term Care Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Standards and Certification, Public Health, Requirements for states and Long Term Care Facilities, Title 42, Chapter IV, 400-699
Survey Requirements and Guidelines for Skilled Nursing Facilities Protocols and interpretive guidelines surveyors are required to use in assessing the nursing home’s performance compliance with Federal requirements.
Nursing Home Quality Initiative Resources about Minimum Data Set (MDS), Care Compare, payment, quality measures, survey and certification information for providers
Patient Driven Payment Model, PDPM Clinical categories used for PT, OT, SLP, NTA components, and ICD-10 code mappings
Care Compare Quality measures for consumers, providers, states, and researchers to compare information on nursing homes
Covid 19 Resources for Long Term Care
Guidance for Healthcare Personnel To address an anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant, CDC has updated isolation and work restriction
Contingency and Crisis Management CDC also updated guidance for significant healthcare worker shortages.
HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulation Text 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164, March 2006, Complete version with table of contents, HIPAA survival guide, resources, toolkits
NANDA-I North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, Develops, classifies, and maintains standardized nursing terminology. Provides updates on new diagnoses. Accepts submissions of new nursing diagnoses.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Maintains the Nursys database, which coordinates national publicly available nurse licensure information.
National Guideline Clearinghouse Objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines. Originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans.