Nursing Facility Practice Resource Center

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Skilled Nursing Facilities, commonly known as nursing facilities or nursing homes, are a health care option for seniors that are in need of routine medical attention. Nursing homes provide the skilled nursing care, appropriate medical monitoring and assistance with activities of daily living that many elderly persons require as they age and suffer multiple health issues. Consultant Pharmacists play a critical role which spans the range from clinical services to regulatory compliance, in Nursing Facilities.

Revisions to State Operations Manual

CMS issues revisions to Appendix PP of the SOM Interpretive Guidelines and Investigative Protocols to incorporate Survey & Certification (S&C) policy memos issued from October 2003 through May 2014.  Note that these are not new guidelines, just previous memos codified and included in one large document.

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