CMS Issues Guidance About Revised Nursing Facility Assessment Requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published QSO-24-13-NH announcing changes to nursing facility assessment requirements.

HHSC will start assessing compliance with the revised requirements beginning Aug. 8, 2024.

Memorandum summary:

Revisions to facility assessment requirement include:

  • Identification of participants that must be involved in conducting the facility assessment.
  • Use of the assessment to:
    • Inform staffing decisions, consider staffing needs for each resident and needs for each shift.
    • Plan for direct care staff recruitment and retention.
    • Inform staffing contingency planning.
  • Revision of Survey Resources (ZIP) file and Appendix PP (PDF) will include updated guidance for facility assessment requirements and F838.

Read the memorandum (PDF).