Phase 1 Changes coming in November!

Phase 1 regulations for the newly reformed Long Term Care Facilities are effective November, 28, 2016. Below is a list of Phase 1 areas impacted that were discussed on the Medicare Learning Network call on October 27, 2016.

• Resident Rights and Facility Responsibilities

• Freedom from Abuse Neglect and Exploitation

• Admission, Transfer and Discharge

• Resident Assessment

• Comprehensive, Person-Centered Care Planning

• Quality of Life

• Quality of Care

• Physician Services

• Nursing Services

• Pharmacy Services

• Laboratory, radiology and other diagnostic services

• Dental Services

• Food and Nutrition

• Specialized Rehabilitation

• Administration (Facility Assessment – Phase 2 )

• Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement – QAA Committee

• Infection Control – Program

• Physical Environment