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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS59 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, and Critical Access Hospitals (CMS-3317-F) 

This final rule revises the discharge planning requirements that Hospitals, including Long-Term Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Critical Access Hospitals must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  The rule also enacts the discharge planning requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT).

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: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 482    42 CFR 484    42 CFR 485   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 113-185   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    01/01/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/03/2015  80 FR 68126   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/04/2016 
Final Action  11/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alpha-Banu Wilson
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:410 786-8687