CMS launches effort to improve patient safety, quality of care in nursing homes

Seniors at recreation room at nursing home

As a part of the Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a three-year initiative to develop a variety of work products for nursing home professionals, such as:

  • Staff competency assessment tools
  • Instructional guides
  • Training webinars
  • Technical assistance seminars

This initiative is one of several CMS has underway to strengthen safety and health outcomes for nursing home residents. Under the new program, CMS will collaborate with industry experts to develop an ongoing series of toolkits and technical assistance intended to help nursing home staff and management improve care delivery and thereby residents’ quality of life.

The first toolkit in the CMPRP series is the Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment. View here.