Consumer Voice, along with the Center for Medicare Advocacy and Justice in Aging, has released three new briefs in their issue brief series,
- Return to Facility After Hospitalization – This brief explains bed hold rights when a resident returns to a facility after a hospitalization. The brief provides information on advance notification of bed hold rights and residents’ rights if they return to a facility after a bed hold period has been exceeded.
- Grievances and Resident/Family Councils – This brief covers the resident’s right to file grievances and the facility’s requirement to work to resolve those concerns promptly. Each facility must have a grievance policy and provide residents with information on how to file a grievance. Also, residents have a right to form a resident council, and family members and resident representatives have the right to form a family council. The facility must act upon council concerns and recommendations.
- Quality of Care – The substantive requirements for quality of care are retained in the revised regulations, and CMS has affirmed the regulations’ goals of supporting person-centered care and enabling each resident to attain his or her highest level of well-being. This brief covers those regulations as well as providing information on how the quality of care provisions have been reorganized in the revised regulations.
Read the other issue briefs in the series here.