It’s no longer a choice to change to a more person-centered approach-new CMS rules

Free CMS Final Rule Guide to Changes

Effective November 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a final rule to improve care, safety, and consumer protections for long-term care facility residents, including ensuring that staff members have the right skill sets and competencies to provide person-centered care to residents. This final rule also states that care plans developed for residents will take into consideration their goals of care and preferences. In other words, it’s no longer a choice to change to a more person-centered approach, it’s mandated.

In addition, the 2017 CMS 5-star quality rating system has never been more important to nursing homes. These ratings are increasingly used by consumers, regulators, insurers and other payers, and provider networks to select the facilities with which they will consider relationships. Nursing homes that do not receive at least a 3-star rating may not be able to obtain sufficient referrals or receive Medicare and Medicaid funding.

In order to make it easier to comply with these new rules and receive the stars that put you in position to grow your person-centered community, BSN Solutions has interpreted the new guidelines for you and created a summary of the changes in the CMS rules going forward. Download your free copy now.

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Speaking of the new CMS Final Rule, our next blog starts a three-part series on the new regulation regarding food brought in from outside sources so make sure to watch for it. And don’t forget to sign up for instant blog notifications so you won’t miss any of this important information.

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About Diane Hall

Diane Hall has always had a heart for older adults. It’s why senior nutrition became her life-long vocation and unquenchable passion. And it is why she is now regarded as a visionary and leader in this rapidly evolving field. An expert consultant and nationally recognized speaker, Diane is a powerful advocate for the new dining standards that have resulted from the shift in the culture of long term care. For her it’s not just a trend. It’s her life.
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