Skilled Nursing Provider Resources.
There are many resources available for nursing home facility providers to ensure safe and quality care is possible. Review the information below to become familiar with important considerations as you open and operate your nursing home facility.
The Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) in the state of Idaho follows the requirements as stated in federal regulations, 42 CFR Chapter IV Subchapter G Subpart D, based on sections 1819(b)(5), 1819(f)(2), 1919(b)(5), and 1919(f)(2) of the Act, which establish standards for training nurse aides and for evaluating their competency.
In Idaho, skilled nursing facilities may choose to apply to have a training program. The information provided below will help guide a facility through the requirements and processes to apply for and maintain an approved program.
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Who can apply for a CNA training program?
Any skilled nursing facility or entity may apply as long as they are not under any restrictions or bans from CMS.
Who can we train?
Employees of the facility and/or the corporation may be trained at a facility program. Facilities cannot train individuals from the community.
Who can be a primary instructor for the training?
Per the regulations it must be an RN with at least 2 years of experience, 1 year of which was in a long term care facility. We will review candidates and discuss with you regarding potential instructors if there is concern they do not meet these requirements.
The primary instructor cannot be the director of nursing for the facility.
What if we get a ban from training?
If the facility receives notice of a NATCEP ban they may finish a class that is currently running but cannot begin any new classes until the ban is lifted in 2 years. Facilities may request a waiver in writing to the State Agency.
What if we go through a change of ownership or a CHOW?
If your facility has been approved for a training program and then has a CHOW, the approval will not transfer with new ownership. The facility will need to reapply.
Below you will find resources that will assist you in operating an effective nursing home facility.
CMS Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Program Information (Updated 8/25/21):
Idaho facilities wishing to apply for reinvestment program funds must use the CMS forms found on the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Website.
Examples of useful CMP information from the CMS CMP Website include:
Federal questions regarding the CMP process can be directed to: CMP-Info@cms.hhs.gov
State questions regarding the CMP process can be directed to: FSB@dhw.idaho.gov
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