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CMS Issues Memo on Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Weekend Staffing Levels

Last updated on 1/12/2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued Quality Safety & Oversight Memo QSO-22-08-NF (PDF).

The memo includes the following key updates:

  • CMS will begin posting the following information for each nursing home on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website:
    • Weekend staffing: The level of total nurse and registered nurse (RN) staffing on weekends provided by each nursing home over a quarter
    • Staff turnover: The percentage of nursing staff and number of administrators that stopped working at the nursing home over a 12-month period
  • CMS will begin posting the submitted employee-level staffing data for all nursing homes.
  • Nursing homes must link employee identifiers when they are changed because of changes in the facility’s staffing data systems.

Read the details.