mandates federal standards of care for SNFs
to participate in Medicare or Medicaid, which includes addressing the role of nutrition, quality of life, and rights of residents. Requires first assessing nutritional status, then achieving and maintaining the best possible. Eating ability and self-feeding abilities are assessed. Quarterly, nutritional status is monitored & assessed & includes weight loss, lab data, and clinical observations. nutritional status for each resident.
OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)