Administrator Seema Verma has directed CMS to undergo a comprehensive reive of nursing home regulations, guidance and processes: Administrator Seema Verma said that the goal is to bolster safety and quality in SNFs across the country. “This is not business as usual — we are pushing beyond the status quo,” she wrote in a blog post Monday. “CMS’ approach to oversight of nursing homes is constantly evolving,” she added. “Just as we’re unleashing innovative strategies and technologies in other … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Review of Nursing Home Regulations Planned?
HHSC issued a new provider letter on October 29, 2018, adopting the new rules which affect license terms and survey frequencies for the above-mentioned providers. The rules were effective on that date. The license terms will be gradually transitioned to a three-year term on a scheduled timetable as described in the provider letter. Survey frequency will occur as follows: HHSC may conduct inspections of ALFs, DAHS facilities, and ICFs/IID asappropriate. However, it is required to conduct … [Read more...] about New Rules on License Terms and Survey Frequency for Alf’s, DAHS’s and ICF’s/IID