Mega-Rule Phase 2: The Five Must-Haves of Baseline Care Planning

By Emily Royalty-Bachelor, Staff Writer - May 16, 2017

Phase 2 of the Mega-Rule is set to go into effect on November 28, 2017—and with it, the new federally mandated process of baseline care planning.

Many components of the Mega-Rule have proved, or will prove, to be complex and difficult to implement. But not to worry: the baseline care plan should not be one of them.

If anything, this particular aspect of the Mega-Rule should be a fairly straightforward update to your facility’s current interim care plan process—and a simple box to check off on your Phase 2 to-do list.

So take the time to meet with your staff members on baseline care planning, update the aspects of your process that need updating, and delegate the separate components of this regulation. Then move on to the next item on your checklist.