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Published November 7, 2023
On November 6, 2023, Project PAUSE Chairs Sue Peschin, MHS, President and CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research, and Chad Worz, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, Executive Director and CEO of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, responded to a request for comment on proposed minimum staffing standards for long-term care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Project PAUSE (Psychoactive Appropriate Use for Safety and Effectiveness) is an ad hoc coalition of national patient and professional organizations that advocate on clinical, regulatory, and legislative issues in long-term care.
The letter comments on minimum staffing standards for long-term care facilities and discusses concerns related to staffing and antipsychotic medication metrics. Key takeaways from the letter include: