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4 Stories on Long-Term Care Oversight, Accountability

Analysis  |  By Jasmyne Ray  
   January 03, 2023

All eyes are on long-term care amid calls to hold facilities accountable for the care they provide.

The past year has brought an increase in long-term care oversight and regulations, primarily due to the Biden administration's call to hold nursing homes accountable for the quality of care they provide. Organizations like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American College of Physicians are assisting these efforts by providing education, guidelines, programs, and recommendations for improvements.

Here are four articles from 2022 featuring changes to make long-term care better.

CMS Hones in On Underperforming Nursing Homes With Tougher Oversight

CMS increased its monitoring of poor-performing nursing homes in December. Eighty-eight nursing homes are participating in the Special Focus Facility (SFF) program, with four new revisions made to the program. Learn what those four revisions are.

AHCA/NCAL Launches Trust-Building Course to Boost Vaccine Uptake, Patient Safety, and Staff Well-Being

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) launched a four-part virtual program to improve trust between leaders and staff in long-term care facilities. The program is based on the science of trust building and provides tools and resources to help leaders build trust with their staff. Read about the four lessons included in the program.

ACP Offers Recommendations to Combat Long-Term Care Challenges

A position paper from the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians examined challenges in long-term care and provided recommendations to improve quality, accessibility, equity, and affordability. Find out what the ACP recommendations included.

CMS Announces Updates to Improve Safety and Quality of Long-term Care Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued numerous updates for long-term care facilities as part of the Biden administration's initiative to promote safety and improve the quality of nursing homes. Discover what the updates are.

Jasmyne Ray is the revenue cycle editor at HealthLeaders. 

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