CMS Issues Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Weekend Staffing Levels

January 12, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-22-08-NF (PDF).

The memo includes the following key updates:

  • CMS will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website:
    • Weekend Staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends provided by each nursing home over a quarter.
    • Staff Turnover: The percent of nursing staff and number of administrators that stopped working at the nursing home over a 12-month period.
  • CMS will begin posting the submitted employee-level staffing data for all nursing homes.
  • Nursing homes must link employee identifiers when they are changed due to changes in the facility’s staffing data systems.

Read the details.