New Regulations Would Require Modernizing Nursing Home Care
After nearly 30 years, the Obama administration wants to modernize the rules nursing homes must follow to quality for Medicare and Medicaid payments. The hundreads of pages of proposed changes cover everything from meal times to use of antipsychotic drugs to staffing. Some are required by the Affordable Care Act and other recent federal laws, as well as the president's executive order directing agencies to simplify regulations and minimize the costs of compliance. Read more.