BREAKING: CMS toughens stance on worst-performing nursing homes

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced it is increasing its scrutiny of chronically low-performing nursing homes by revising its Special Focus Facility Program. “Let us be clear: We are cracking down on enforcement of our nation’s poorest-performing nursing homes,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “As President Biden directed, we are increasing scrutiny and taking aggressive action to ensure everyone living in nursing homes gets the high-quality care they deserve. There are currently 88 nursing homes in the SFF program, with approximately 400 more on the candidate list. Instead, CMS announced the following changes:Making requirements tougher with tougher criteria for successful completion of the SFF Program.
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