CHA News Article

CMS Proposes Updates to SNF Regulations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the attached proposed rule, revising and updating the conditions of participation for skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs). The proposals include a requirement to develop and implement effective discharge planning processes, as well as establish a quality assurance and performance improvement program, and new requirements for behavioral health services and staff training.

CHA will provide a summary of the proposed rule to members. Comments are due to CMS by Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. (PT).