Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nursing Home Staffing 2017 Q2

Sufficient staffing is one of the most important indicators of a nursing home’s quality and safety. Due to questions about the accuracy of the self-reported staffing data published in facility listings on Nursing Home Compare, the 2010 Affordable Care Act requires facilities to electronically submit direct care staffing information (including agency and contract staff) based on payroll and other auditable data. Though this requirement came into law in 2010, it was not implemented in the federal rules for nursing homes until August 2015. The first mandatory reporting period began July 2016.

The first publication of these data (to the general public) began fall of 2017.

To make this information more accessible, LTCCC has compiled these data into easy-to-use files for each state, as well as a single national file. These files include the following information:

 Name of State
 Name of Nursing Home
 MDS Census (number of residents in the facility)
 RN Hours
 LPN Hours
 CNA Hours
 Total Direct Care Staff Time
 Average Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day
 Average RN Hours Per Resident Per Day

Note: Resident census and staffing hours are the averages for the quarter (three month period). See the Notes tab in each file for more information about the data.  (Click to Continue)

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Nursing Home Staffing 2017 Q2

1 comment:

Laura said...

Good information!