New LTC Facility Assessment Resources Now Available

Long Term Care; Regulations; Programs and Resources

​AHCA has developed several new member resources to assist skilled nursing facilities in preparing to meet the new requirements of the long-term care facility assessment, which were revised by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities final rule. The new facility assessment requirements are effective August 8, 2024, so it is important to take advantage of these resources and begin planning now. 

The new resources include: 

  • Facility Assessment Checklist: This checklist will support skilled nursing facilities in preparing to meet the new requirements of the facility assessment. It outlines all regulatory requirements that must be included in the facility assessment as stated in the rule.  
  • Facility Assessment § 483.71 Action Brief: This recently updated action brief provides important information skilled nursing facilities need to conduct a facility assessment.  
  • Webinar – Strengthening Facility Assessments to Adapt to Regulatory Changes: This webinar provides facility leadership with the regulations, the CMS guidance, operational considerations, and examples of things facilities have done to implement the new requirements. The webinar also offers a question-and-answer section, along with common myths versus facts to assist facilities in fully understanding the updates to the Facility Assessment. Registration is $50 for AHCA/NCAL members and $75 for non-members. NAB CEs awarded upon completion.​  
​​All of these resources can be accessed on ahcancalED. Please contact with any questions.  ​