Nursing Facility Staffing: Reported Levels and CMS Oversight
Staffing levels in nursing facilities can impact residents' quality of care. Nursing facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare payments must provide sufficient licensed nursing services 24 hours a day, including a registered nurse for at least 8 consecutive hours every day. CMS uses auditable daily staffing data, called the Payroll-Based Journal, to analyze staffing patterns and populate the staffing component of the Nursing Home Compare website—a site that enables the public to compare the results of health and safety inspections, the quality of care provided at nursing facilities, and staffing at nursing facilities. The first of two reports will be a data brief that describes nursing staffing levels reported by facilities to the Payroll-Based Journal. The second report will examine CMS's efforts to ensure data accuracy and improve resident quality of care.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|February 2019||Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||Nursing Facility Staffing: Reported Levels and CMS Oversight||Office of Evaluation and Inspections||OEI-04-18-00450, OEI-04-18-00451||2020|