State of the Union Address – Nursing Home Vision

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS emailed this statement approximately 1 hour ago (afternoon of Tuesday, March 1, 2022):

“At tonight’s State of the Union address, the Biden-Harris administration is announcing a vision to improve quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be leading that charge including setting minimum staffing requirements, enhancing oversight and accountability, and making facility ownership more transparent so that potential residents and their loved ones can make informed decisions about care.

Following the State of Union, we at CMS will further outline the details of our nursing home vision and implementation strategy through national stakeholder calls, list serves, and collaboration with residents, families, providers and other stakeholders. Our next National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call will be held on March 10 at 3 p.m. ET. We will also be establishing a list serve to provide information and updates on this vision. You can find more information on the vision in this White House Fact Sheet.”

I encourage you/your team to review the information provided on the Fact Sheet and listen to this evening’s State of the Union address. President Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1, 2022 at 9 PM EST.

Continue to watch this Blog website for additional information on events and information regarding this vision for LTC.