By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on September 15th, 2015
If you thought you would not have enough time to offer your input on the long-term care regulation reform rule you have just been given another 30 days!
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have extended the comment period until October 14, 2015.
If you are a Green House adopter or an advocate for culture change it’s important we share our vision and core values to change long term care in our country. The last time regulations were written was 1991!
Culture change advocate, Carmen Bowman who was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years and policy analyst with CMS Central Office, strongly urges everyone to make sure their voice is heard on the proposed changes. Carmen, who now is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering said “As representatives of the culture change movement, what a grand opportunity we all have to encourage CMS to make some changes–to especially look at language.” She went on to say there are many other culture change practices that advocates may want to urge CMS to include in these new regulations.
Let’s make sure our thoughts and concerns are part of the process!
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