On September 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed1 comprehensive skilled nursing staffing requirements for senior care after initially releasing research showing that these unfunded requirements had no basis2 and would cost providers at least $4.1 billion a year.3

Join Direct Supply Senior Living Advocacy, the American Health Care Association, and the National Center for Assisted Living during this critical public comment period by sharing your workforce challenges with CMS and advancing solutions that will make a difference.

The deadline is November 6, 2023. 

Please follow the steps below to ensure your comment will be appropriately considered. Clicking the “Complete the Comment Form Here” button will bring you to the American Health Care Association site, where you can submit your comment to oppose CMS’s proposed staffing mandate.

Make Sure Your Comment Counts

Step #1: Subject

Step #1: Subject

Copy and paste Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS-3442-P)” in the box labeled “Subject.”

Step #2: Message Body

Step #2: Message Body

Copy and paste the sample letter into the box labeled “Message Body,” or consider putting your message in your own words. If you do, please follow these best practices.

Step 3: Business Information

Step #3: Business Information

Type Direct Supply” into the box labeled “Business Information.” Doing so will allow us to track how many comments have been submitted.