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Tools & Resources: SNF RoP for CMS Rule
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In conjunction with LeadingAge national and our state association partners, LeadingAge Tennessee is working with Pathway Health, a firm based in Minnesota that has done work with our members and state partners in Minnesota and Wisconsin, to help members in all states navigate the Requirements of Participation (RoP) for Phase I of the new CMS rule.


As they become available, policies & tools*  for the following 17 areas of the rule will be posted on this page as they are completed:
*Please check with your attorneys to ensure compliance with the State of Tennessee's regulations.

  1. Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, & Misappropriation of Property - AVAILABLE HERE
  2. Admissions
  3. Visitation Rights
  4. Grievance Policy/Grievance Officer Appointment
  5. Advance Directives
  6. Room Change
  7. Notification of Clinician
  8. Bed Hold and Return
  9. Transfer Process
  10. Discharge Summary
  11. PASARR
  12. CPR
  13. Bed Rail Assessment
  14. Checklist/Process to Ensure Monitoring Variances in Resident’s Mood and Behavior
  15. Drug Regimen Policy
  16. Use and Storage of Food/Beverages Brought by Family and Others
  17. Bed Inspection Policy

For each area, we will prepare & publish for member use:

  • A RoP Item Overview including the changes from the former rule to final rule as well as highlights for leadership awareness.
  • A Policy and Procedure Checklist indicating elements and/or language that needs to be included in the new policy.
  • A generic Sample Policy and Procedure.
  • A training template with speakers’ notes for operational implementation.

The additional policy and procedure templates will be posted here as they are completed. In the meantime, click here to view the LeadingAge Provider Summary.

Our intention is for this to enable member organizations to implement the new rules as easily as possible.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact LeadingAge's Cheryl Phillips at

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