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CMS Issues Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Health Care Facility Water Systems – New Policies and Procedures Required

[07/17/17]

Posted on July 17, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On June 2, 2017, the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum, “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)” (“S&C Memo”), requiring that facilities develop and follow policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth... READ MORE

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CMS Issues Guidance Suspending Enforcement of Penalties for Phase 2 Requirements and Revises F-Tags

[07/11/17]

Posted on July 11, 2017 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). BACKGROUND On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete overhaul of Part... READ MORE

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After More Than Two Years, CMS Releases Final Home Health CoPs

[01/10/17]

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This time things are really going to change. On January 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a pre-publication copy of the Final Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (“Final CoPs”). With the release of the Final CoPs, CMS is finalizing, with only a few changes, the significant changes they proposed to... READ MORE

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Court Grants Preliminary Injunction in Favor of American Health Care Association’s Complaint Against CMS for Arbitration Provision Changes Contained in New Regulations

[11/07/16]

Posted on November 7, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Background On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete overhaul of Part... READ MORE

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American Health Care Association Announces Complaint Against CMS for Arbitration Provision Changes in New Regulations

[10/18/16]

Posted on October 18, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

This is another article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities (“Final Regulations”) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”). Background On September 28, 2016, CMS released a complete overhaul of Part... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 4

[10/14/16]

Posted on October 14, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Infection Control, Compliance and Ethics Program, Physical Environment and Training Requirements This is the fourth article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities by the Centers for Medicare... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 3

[10/13/16]

Posted on October 13, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Laboratory, Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services; Dental Services; Food and Nutrition Services; Specialized Rehabilitative Services; Administration; and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement This is the third article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities: Part 1

[10/07/16]

Posted on October 7, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

Review of Changes to Sections on Resident Rights, Freedom from Abuse, Admission, Transfers, Discharge, Resident Assessments and Comprehensive Resident-Centered Care This is the first article in a series discussing the complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities by the... READ MORE

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CMS Finalizes New Regulations for Facilities

[09/29/16]

Posted on September 29, 2016 in Health Law News, Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Published by: Hall Render

On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a complete overhaul of Part 483 to Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities. CMS’s Final Regulations (the “Final Regulations”) cover many regulatory requirements for long-term care facilities (“Facilities”) and create new... READ MORE

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Mandatory Federal Remedies for Nursing Homes

[08/12/16]

Posted on August 12, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

On July 22, 2016, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group released a memorandum that revised Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (“SOM”) and provided guidance on its policy to immediately impose federal remedies when a deficiency of a certain type is cited. The remedies are in addition to a... READ MORE

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