CMS Releases Final Rule: Requirements for Arbitration Agreements

CMS Releases Final Rule: Requirements for Arbitration Agreements

On July 16, CMS issued a final rule entitled, “Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities Arbitration Agreements” (CMS-3342-F), which revises the requirements for arbitration agreements when used by nursing home to resolve disputes with their residents.  This rule allows the facility to ask residents to sign pre-dispute arbitration agreements at the time of admission, but facilities cannot make signing such an agreement a condition of admission or a requirement to continue to receive care.

Read CMS’s Fact Sheet here.

Access the Final Rule here.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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