Laying the Groundwork for Person-Centered Care

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - February 08, 2017

The Final Rule revising the Medicare/Medicaid Conditions of Participation (aka the Mega Rule) represents a seismic shift in regulatory focus, turning surveyor attention squarely toward person-centered care. While person-centered care is a positive for long-term care residents, directors of nursing services (DNSs) often face multiple implementation challenges. Steps that can lay the groundwork include the following: