ADvancing States Requests Extension of CMS 1135 Waiver for Temporary Nurse Aides

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022 ADvancing States submitted a letter to CMS requesting an extension of the 1135 waiver that allowed nursing homes to employ temporary nurse aides and provided additional time beyond the standard four months to complete certified nursing assistant training. This waiver not only reduced the flexibility of providers to address historic workforce shortages, but it also created significant backlogs in the ability of workers to access available trainings. Since the four-month period expires later this week, states and providers are scrambling to address the shortages that currently exist and are likely to be exacerbated if the waiver is not extended.

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Alert date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022