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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AP32 Publication ID: Spring 2009 
Title: Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Hospice Services (CMS-3140-P)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract: This proposed rule would establish requirements that long-term care (LTC) facilities must have an agreement with hospice agencies when hospice care is provided in a long-term care facility to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We are proposing these new requirements to ensure that quality hospice care is provided to eligible residents. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 483   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1302    42 USC 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Trish Brooks
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Mailstop S3-02-01, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4561