On April 15, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the implementation of a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. The RFI contains seventeen questions, with some questions having several parts. CMS has promised to propose a minimum staffing standard within one year, and the RFI asks the public to comment on various aspects of a proposed minimum.
Inadequate staffing is the primary driver of poor health outcomes in nursing homes. CMS needs to understand why minimum staffing standards in a nursing home are important. It's imperative that advocates, family members, and residents of long-term care facilities respond to CMS's request for information, including sharing their stories.
Make your voice heard by visiting our website to find instructions on how to respond, what to say, and information you can use to support your arguments.
Respond by June 10, 2022