Is Your Facility Ready to Provide the Baseline Care Plan Summary?

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - August 01, 2017

As part of the Phase 2 rollout of the Mega Rule, nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs must provide residents (and their representatives when applicable) with a baseline care plan summary starting Nov. 28, 2017. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) laid out the approach surveyors will take toward assessing compliance in the recently released advance copy of Appendix PP, “Guidance to Surveyors for Long-term Care Facilities,” of the State Operations Manual.