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CMS Publishes Final Rule on Arbitration Agreements

On July 30, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule on arbitration agreements that nursing facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

CMS Proposes to Amend, Delay Certain Requirements of Participation

On July 17, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a proposed rule that would lighten some regulatory burdens for nursing facilities and delay implementation of certain Phase 3 requirements. 

CMS to Reverse Ban on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Care Centers

On June 7, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 8 revising the requirements for the use of arbitration agreements in long-term care facilities. The proposed rule reverses the ban on pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements contained in the October 2016 Reform of Requirements of Long-Term Care Facilities Final Rule. 

CMS Seeks Comment on Changes to Requirements of Participation

On May 3, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking for comments about potential changes to the recently finalized Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities that would result in a burden reduction if modified or eliminated.  

CMS Appeals on Arbitration Issue

On January 17, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has appealed a court order that granted a preliminary injunction against the agency’s intended ban on nursing facility use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements. 

CMS Will Not Enforce Arbitration Ban While Injunction Remains in Place

On December 13, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services confirmed in a December 9 Survey & Certification Letter that it will not enforce the provision in the revised Requirements of Participation that prohibits nursing homes from using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements, so long as there is a court-ordered injunction. 

Care Centers Want to Know: FAQs - Requirements of Participation

On November 9, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

A few questions are trending this week on the nursing facility Requirements of Participation:

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