Category archive: Long-Term Care

CMS Final Rule – §483.20 Resident Assessment

Implementation Date: Phase 1 – November 28, 2016 The revision to §483.20 includes moving subsections (k) and (l) to §483.21(b) and (c) respectively. Additionally current §483.20(m) has been moved to 483.20(k) with the revisions noted below. The Final Rule revises §483.20(b) to clarify that a resident’s comprehensive assessment is not only for the purpose of…

CMS Final Rule – §483.65 Specialized Rehabilitative Services

Implementation Date:  Phase 1 – November 28, 2016 The regulations regarding Specialized Rehabilitative Services have been relocated from §483.45 to §483.65. Under the revised regulations “respiratory therapy” has been added to the list of specialized rehabilitative services that must be provided by the facility. Therefore, under 483.75(g) and (h) the facility must now either employ…

CMS Final Rule – Quality of Life (§483.24) & Quality of Care (§483.25)

The regulation originally had a section “Quality of Care” at §483.25 and “Quality of Life” at §483.15. Quality of Life now appears at §483.24 and Quality of Care at §483.25. Each provision and the changes thereto as reflected in §483.24 and §483.25 are discussed more fully below. Quality of Life §483.24 In total, the new…

CMS Final Rule – Comprehensive Analysis by Sandberg Phoenix LTC Team

Over the next few weeks, the Sandberg Phoenix Long-Term Care and Senior Housing Team will be rolling out its analysis of the new CMS Final Rule revising the requirements that Long-Term Care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We will address each revision and how it impacts both the care…


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