LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

CMS Proposes Minimum Staffing Mandate for Nursing Homes

On September 1, the Proposed Rule Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting was posted on the Federal Register Public Inspection website, indicating the proposed rule will be published on September 6, 2023. The summary of the rule states that it establishes minimum staffing standards for long-term care facilities, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Nursing Home Reform Initiative to ensure safe and quality care in nursing homes. In addition, the proposed rule requires States to report the percentage of Medicaid payments for certain Medicaid-covered institutional services that are spent on compensation for direct care workers and support staff.  Comments are due 60 days from the proposed rule being published.

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Check Out the New LeadingAge Iowa Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Proposed Rule Resources
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