CMS Final Rule Overhauls Long-Term Care Facility Regulations Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 December 2016 00:00

In a December 16, 2016 MWE post by Monica Wallace, Joel C. Rush, Patrick Callaghan and Chelsea M. Rutherford:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its long-awaited Final Rule on long-term care facility reform...<This CMS final rule> represents the first comprehensive change to long-term care conditions of participation since 1991. The policies in the Final Rule are designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, improve quality of care and strengthen safety measures for residents and include elimination of pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

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