Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Federal Register Update: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

A rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
Final rule.

This final rule will revise the requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to reflect the substantial advances that have been made over the past several years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety. These revisions are also an integral part of our efforts to achieve broad-based improvements both in the quality of health care furnished through federal programs, and in patient safety, while at the same time reducing procedural burdens on providers.

Effective date: These regulations are effective on November 28, 2016.

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