CMS to Toughen Oversight of State Inspections of SNFs

— Read the latest news on the tightening of oversight with state inspections of skilled nursing facilities. “In a recent memo, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it is strengthening the system it uses to hold inspectors accountable under the State Performance Standards System (SPSS) for examining compliance with federal regulations by skilled... Read More

AHCA Responds to CMS Announcement on NHC Changes

— “Washington, D.C. — Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will later this month begin to display on Nursing Home Compare a consumer alert icon next to nursing homes that have been... Read More

Arbitration Regulation Reminder

— “As reminder, CMS’s new arbitration regulations go into effect on Monday, September 16. A district court decision on the new rule is not expected until the end of 2019. CMS will regulate SNF arbitration agreements effective September 16, 2019. This does not apply to agreements signed before that date. This regulation applies to all admissions... Read More