Measures To Boost Nursing Home Care A Potential Boon For Nursing Jobs

Measures To Boost Nursing Home Care A Potential Boon For Nursing Jobs

At the White House Conference on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed new rules to improve the care of approximately 1.5 million elderly who reside in more than 15,000 long-term care (LTC) facilities nationwide.

The proposal aims to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, improve quality care, and strengthen safety measures for these Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, according to statement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The proposed rule, which was released on July 13, is a major overhaul of nursing home care and is expected to cost the industry approximately $729 million in the first year and $638 million in the second year.

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