CMS Launches Nationwide Effort to Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Nationwide Effort to Improve Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

As part of its continued commitment to the nation’s most vulnerable populations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP), a three-year effort to reduce adverse events, improve staffing quality and improve dementia care in nursing homes. This effort is funded by the Federal portion of CMPs to conduct activities that support and protect nursing home residents.

Through this program, CMS and its contractor will develop and implement evidence-based interventions, activities tools, and resources help to improve dementia care, reduce adverse events, and improve staffing quality. Staffing quality includes areas such as reducing turnover, improving tenure, and enhancing general staff performance. Additionally, the CMPRP will support projects for resident and family councils, develop and maintain the ability to provide temporary management of a nursing home, and support activities to protect residents during facility closures. Lastly, this program will support efforts to administer, monitor, and evaluate the effectiveness of CMP projects implemented throughout the country.

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