June 07, 2023

Advocacy Win: CMS Uses Nursing Home Member Feedback

In early spring, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested feedback on gaps in information sharing encountered by nursing homes during the hospital discharge process. We received a spirited response from our Nursing Home Network, which we shared with CMS.

CMS released QSO-23-16-hospitals on June 6, which reinforces hospital requirements when discharging to post-acute care. The memo highlights the issues with information sharing that we provided, and recommends resources to assist hospitals with ensuring accurate and thorough discharge information.

We are pleased with CMS’s collaboration and responsiveness to this issue and thank our Nursing Home Network members for their feedback!