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Ensuring Safety and Quality in America’s Nursing Homes

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:51 AM

This week, CMS Administrator Seema Verma released comments about the importance of safety and quality of care provided by nursing homes.  They are working on ways to implement greater scrutiny and transparency with the communities each nursing home serves. 

“CMS is not waiting, and not settling for the status quo: I have directed my team at CMS to undertake a comprehensive review of our regulations, guidelines, internal structure, and processes related to safety and quality in nursing homes. America deserves nursing homes that ensure residents are treated with dignity and kept safe from abuse and neglect; that are rewarded for value and quality; whose patient outcomes are transparent to consumers; all without unnecessary paperwork that keeps providers from focusing on patients. We have demonstrated our commitment to this path by developing a five-part plan to ensure the care provided in America’s nursing homes is of the highest possible quality. While we pursue these efforts, we welcome interest and input from all stakeholders, Congress, and our other federal partners. But we have already started executing our plan, and we’ve got our eyes on the future.”

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