• CMS Issues Final Rule on the Requirements for for Long-Term Care Facilities; Notice of Facility Closure

    Tuesday March 26, 2013

    On March 19, CMS issued in the Federal Register, a final rule that outlines steps that long-term care facilities need to take if they decide to cease business operations.


    In the case of a facility closure, any individual who is the administrator of the facility must provide written notification of the closure and the plan for the relocation of residents at least 60 days prior to the impending closure or, if the Secretary terminates the facility's participation in Medicare or Medicaid, not later than the date the Secretary determines appropriate, according to the rule.


    It also identifies penalties for non-compliance and clarifies the responsibility of the administrator of the facility to ensure that no new residents are admitted after written notice is submitted and that the notice of closure must include a plan for transfer and adequate relocation to another facility.

    See the attachment below for details for: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Requirements for Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities; Notice of Facility Closure

    Notice of Facility Closure

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