Tools & Resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) New LTC Regulations

In Fall of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a complete overhaul of the Nursing Home, Long-Term Care (LTC) regulations. These rules represents the first major update of these regulations in 25 years – setting new staffing, patient protections, and compliance requirements for LTC facilities. CMS has adopted a phased approach for the rollout, spreading out implementation of the various requirements over the next three years, November 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Look to ANFP as your resource and guide to what to know to stay in compliance!

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Collecting Facts

These tools will provide you with the current states that recognize the CDM, CFPP credential, a map of each state's LTC statistics and ANFP member count, direct links to the House Calendar in the current session, and assistance with locating your members of Congress.

States Recognizing the Credential

The Credential at a Glance

House Calendar - 115th Session

2018 House Calendar

Find Your Representative

Find Your Governor


Making Your Case

These tools will provide you with an effective checklist on message development, meetings, phone calls, how to follow up with your Congressmen's office, mistakes to avoid when requesting a meeting, and much more!

Effective Advocacy Checklist

7 Mistakes to Avoid when Requesting a Meeting

Why Legislation is Needed

Meeting Your Legislator

Top Ten Things Congressional Staff Hate to Hear

Visiting Legislators in Their Home District

Get Involved

The Role of the CDM

Don't Raise an Issue! Tell a Story!

Kellie Alexander, CDM, CFPP