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Federal requirements for nursing homes to include certified nursing assistants in resident care planning and interdisciplinary teams: A policy analysis

Journal Article Person-Centered Care
February 13, 2021

Starting in 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) transition certain nursing home regulations. As Phase II of this transition, certified nursing assistants were newly required to be included in the interdisciplinary care team. However, facilities have been provided with insufficient guidance on how to accomplish this.

Key Takeaways

CMS began a three-phase transition to nursing home regulation in 2016.
Phase II of the transition requires nursing homes to include CNAs as part of the interdisciplinary care team.
Nursing homes have been provided with insufficient guidance on how to incorporate CNAs in the care team.

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