Eighty-one p.c of nursing amenities would wish to rent extra employees to adjust to new nursing employees necessities that the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers (CMS) proposed earlier this month, based on a brand new evaluation from KFF. Below the proposed rule, 19% of nursing amenities would at present meet the minimal employees hours for registered nurses and nurse aides.
A smaller share of for-profit amenities would meet the proposed staffing necessities. In comparison with 60% of non-profit and authorities amenities, 90% of for-profit amenities would wish to rent extra nursing employees. 4 in 5 for-profit amenities would wish to rent nurse aides specifically, in comparison with about half of non-profit and authorities amenities.
Present compliance with the proposed new requirements additionally differs dramatically by state. In Alaska, 100% of nursing amenities would meet the HPRD staffing necessities, in comparison with simply 1% of amenities in Louisiana. In 29 states, lower than 1 / 4 of nursing amenities may meet these necessities. In six states, over half of amenities may accomplish that.
Broad workforce shortages, hardship exemptions, and points with enforcement and funding may affect the ultimate rule and likewise restrict its impression. CMS’s proposed rule was launched on September 1 and feedback are due by November 6, 2023.
KFF’s evaluation makes use of essentially the most at present obtainable information for each registered nurse and nurse aide hours from the Nursing Residence Evaluate dataset, which incorporates 14,591 nursing amenities (97% of all amenities, serving 1.17 million or 98% of all residents) that reported their staffing ranges in August 2023.