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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AR61 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program (CMS-3260-P) 
Abstract: This proposed rule would reform the Medicare requirements for long-term care facilities to reflect significant changes in the industry and remove obsolete or unnecessary provisions. In addition, under the Affordable Care Act, this rule would propose to expand the level and scope of required QAPI activities to ensure that facilities continuously identify and correct quality deficiencies as well as promote and sustain performance improvement. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 405    42 CFR 431    42 CFR 447    42 CFR 482    42 CFR 483    42 CFR 485    42 CFR 489   
Legal Authority: PL 111-148, sec 6102    secs 1102, 11281 and 1871 Social Security Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2014 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ronisha Blackstone
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, MS: S3-02-01, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-6882