Implementation of Affordable Care Act Provisions to Improve Nursing Home Transparency, Care Quality, and Abuse Prevention
January 1, 2013
This issue paper describes the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act, which was passed into law as part of the 2010 health care reform legislative package. Under the terms of the act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be required to collect and report data on the direct care workforce, including hours worked, and turnover and retention rates. Nursing homes must also file reports on direct care expenditures.