Nursing homes in Missouri could shut down under proposed federal staffing mandate

December 28, 2023

A proposed federal rule would put staffing requirements on Medicaid and Medicare-eligible nursing homes, holding them accountable if they don’t have enough staff in a facility.

This proposed rule under the Biden-Harris Administration would require Medicaid and Medicare-eligible nursing homes to make sure each resident gets at least half an hour with a registered nurse each day and around two and a half hours each day with a nurse aide. It would also require a registered nurse on site 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Tim Corbin is the nursing home administrator at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City. He said rural nursing homes would get hit the hardest if this proposal goes through.

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