The past few weeks have been busy ones for the Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Long-Term Care and Senior Living team as we have collectively analyzed and blogged about each of the revisions to the federal nursing home regulations. These revisions to 42 CFR 483(B) are the first comprehensive updates since 1991 and address the requirements Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The revisions were designed to improve quality of life, care and services, optimize resident safety, reflect current professional standards and improve the logical flow of the regulations themselves. Many of the revisions will require updating education and training programs and implementing policies and procedures to comply with the rolling implementation dates, the earliest of which is just around the corner on November 26, 2016.
We hope that our analysis has provided you information to meet the needs of your residents and facilities. Please check our blog often, as we continue to provide insight into developments in our industry.