CMS Issues New Dining Standards of Practice 3/1/13

Please be advised that CMS issued a letter regarding new standards of practice for dining on March 1, 2013. The letter notes that new dining practice recommendations have been provided for nursing home residents, including expanding diet options for older individuals, and a new surveyor training video that provides information on new dining standards of practice and therapeutic diets. It notes that a document has been released on standards of practice related to “dining, food consistency, thickened liquids, and tube feedings.”



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