New CMS COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities

By: Sarah Wilson | 09.01.2020

  On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly filed an unpublished Rule related to COVID-19 testing requirements for long-term care (LTC) facilities. The Final Rule is scheduled for publication on September 2, 2020 and will go into effect immediately. CMS issued a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors on Read…

Court Grants Injunction on CMS Ban of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

By: BrownWinick | 11.18.2016

In earlier blog post, we discussed CMS’s new rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities.  A particularly controversial part of this new rule is the ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements with residents.  That portion of the rule was scheduled to go into effect on November 28, 2016. In late October, 2016, the American Healthcare Read…

CMS Issues Final Rule for Long-Term Care Facility Requirements

By: BrownWinick | 09.30.2016

Earlier this week, CMS issued an extensive rule revising the requirements for Long-Term Care facilities participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid. The new requirements are effective November 28, but they are to be implemented in stages. The Phase 1 regulations must be implemented by November 28, 2016, and Phases 2 and 3 must be implemented by November 28, Read…