Wednesday January 4, 2012
Federal Requirements for the Independent Informal
Dispute Resolution Process
New regulations have been added at 42 CFR, Sections 488.331 and
488.431 as required under section 6111 of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act of 2010 enacted on March 23, 2010. This
memorandum provides interim advanced guidance regarding the Federal
requirements for the Independent IDR Process for nursing homes.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the
process of updating the SOM to reflect the new regulations found at
42 CFR Sections 488.331 and 488.431. An advance copy of the interim
guidance is attached to the memorandum.
IDR S&C Letter Dec 2011