Nursing facilities continue to prepare their staff for the new survey process guidance effective October 2022. CMS has issued updated guidance for nursing home resident health and safety that includes a summary of significant changes. Phase 3 requirements such as Behavioral Health Services, Compliance and Ethics, and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) as well as the clarifications of Quality of Life and Quality of Care, Food and Nutrition Services, Physical Environment and others are included in this guidance. 

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.