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Verma: CMS ‘Doubling Down’ on Nursing Home Safety Oversight

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:25 PM

CMS issued a new proposal aimed at overhauling federal oversight of nursing homes.  “The Trump administration is empowering residents and their caregivers with information about nursing home safety and quality, and we’re doubling down on our efforts to keep residents safe,” CMS administrator Seema Verma wrote in an op-ed piece in the Tampa Bay Times, published late Thursday.

“Just today, CMS published a rule that streamlines and simplifies many prescriptive regulations that have consumed nursing homes’ precious time and resources,” Verma wrote in the Tampa Bay Times. “Those resources — we estimate savings of over $600 million in administrative costs — can now be prioritized toward caring for residents.” 

CMS is also working to improve enforcement efforts and upgrading the five-star rating system.

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