July 21, 2015

On July 13, 2015, CMS issued a proposed rule to reform the requirements for long term care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The 400-page proposed rule recommends the biggest overhaul to nursing home requirements since 1991. The rule was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 16, 2015, marking the opening of a 60-day period for comments.

Long term care providers and other interested entities should carefully review the proposed rule and submit any comments to the proposed rule to CMS/HHS by 5:00 pm ET on September 14, 2015.

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