December 19, 2016: Medicare and Medicaid LTC Reform: A Breakdown of the New Requirements

Date: Monday – December 19, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CDT
Host: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C

On October 4, 2016 CMS published the final rule updating the rules of participation for long-term care facilities. This update was the first of its kind since 1991. Due to changes in service delivery methods, practice standards and recent regulatory mandates , a comprehensive revision of the rules was necessary. Join us an learn what changed in the new update and how CMS plans to change the survey process.

Objectives
– Explain why the rules of participation were updated
– List two HHS initiatives
– Outline four new sections added to the rules
– Describe the changes to the survey process

 

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