AHCA Summary on Final Requirements of Participation Now Available

Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, CMS released the final rule on the Requirements of Participation, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities. The final rule was published in the federal register on October 4, 2016.

AHCA has developed a summary of the final rule to assist members in understanding and implementing the requirements. Please refer to the executive summary of the document for further details about the content. To access the summary, please visit RequirED on ahcancalED and click on Summary-Final Rule . The summary is free to all members and you must log in to view it (using the same username and password as you use to access members-only pages on the AHCA website). If you have trouble downloading the document, make sure you have enabled pop-ups from ahcancalED in Chrome or consider using Internet Explorer.

As described on our webinars this week, we will be providing additional educational materials and tools to assist members throughout the implementation process.

CMS is offering an Open Door Forum on the new requirements of participation on Thursday, October 27 from 1:30-3:00 pm Eastern Time. For details and to register, visit CMS' MLN Connects site.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Rudow or Lyn Bentley.

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NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20