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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AP32 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Hospice Services (CMS-3140-F)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract: This rule establishes that in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, long-term care facilities must have an agreement with hospice agencies when hospice care is provided in a long-term care facility. The rule also contains quality of care requirements. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/22/2010  75 FR 65282   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/21/2010    
Final Action  10/00/2013    
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
Email: trish.brooks@cms.hhs.gov