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Requirements of Participation (RoP): Action Briefs

ACTION BRIEFS provide highlights, specific information, tips, and resources about a particular topic

  • Starting Somewhere
    Purpose & intent: The purpose of this document is to help centers with some strategies and tips on ways to get started in creating success around the Requirements of Participation.
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  • Definitions - §483.5
    Provides definitions of the new words added and revised definitions of previous terms.
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  • Training Requirements §483.95
    Purpose and Intent of §483.95: Explains the training requirements for staff, volunteers, and contractors.
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  • Taking Photos or Videos in SNFs_483.10(e)
    Purpose and Intent of 483.10(e): To provide guidance on the use of photographs and videos in SNFs
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  • Resident Assessment §483.20
    Provides information on the requirements related to resident assessments.
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  • Physician Services §483.30
    Intent and Purpose: This section states that a physician must supervise and manage all aspects of resident care, even if delegating certain tasks.
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  • Physical Environment
    Provides an overview of the requirements related to the physical environment.
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  • Pharmacy Services §483.45
    Purpose and Intent of §483.45: Explains the changes to medication and pharmacy services.
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  • Nursing Services §483.35
    Explains updates to nursing services requirements.
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  • Laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic services §483.50
    This is a new section that states the facility is responsible for the timeliness and quality of laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic services as well as who orders these services and how the results are recorded and communicated to the ordering clinician.
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  • Infection Prevention & Control - §483.80
    Purpose & Intent of §483.80: Explains the required elements of center's Infection Prevention & Control Program (IPCP)
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  • Freedom from Abuse Neglect and Exploitation § 483.12
    This Action Brief provides information and recommended action steps related to the revised requirements and guidance for §483.12 Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.
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  • Dental Services Action Brief §483.55
    Purpose and intent of §483.55: Explains new dental services requirements.
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  • Trauma- Informed Care §483.25 (m)
    A new regulation, F699: §483.25(m) trauma-informed care (TIC), will be implemented through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Phase 3 section of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities.
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  • Care Planning § 483.21
    Learnings from Comprehensive Care Plan Deficiencies
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  • Accident Tags
    Learnings from Common “Accident” Deficiencies
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  • Effective Team Huddles - F323/F689
    Effective Team Huddles
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  • Behavioral Health- § 483.40
    Several provisions across phases 2 and 3 of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) cover behavioral health, as well as trauma-informed care
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