Finalized Nursing Staff Standards Will Impact Most Long-Term Care Facilities

On April 22, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule that will require long-term care facilities (LTCFs) to satisfy minimum nurse staffing standards with the goal of addressing patient quality of care and safety concerns. The final rule is anticipated to result in approximately 80% of LTCFs needing to add nursing staff. LTCFs will also be required to conduct periodic assessments of their resources and capabilities and to make staffing adjustments as needed to address residents’ acuity.

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