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CMS Releases Proposed Rule that Makes Changes to Requirements of Participation for LTC Facilities

CMS Releases Proposed Rule that Makes Changes to Requirements of Participation for LTC Facilities

On July 16, CMS released a proposed rule, “Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency” (CMS-3347-P). This rule would make changes to two major sections of the requirements for LTC facilities: 1) Requirements of Participation, and 2) Survey, Certification, and Enforcement Procedures.

CMS states this rule is part of its “five-part approach to ensuring a high-quality LTC facility system that focuses on strengthening requirements for these facilities, working with states to enforce statutory and regulatory requirements, increasing transparency of facility performance, and promoting improved health outcomes for facility residents.”

Read CMS’s Fact Sheet here.

Access the Proposed 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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