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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AR61 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities (CMS-3260-F)(Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review) 

This final rule revises the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These changes are necessary to reflect the substantial advances that have been made over the past several years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety. The rule is also an integral part of CMS efforts to achieve broad-based improvements both in the quality of health care furnished through federal programs, and in patient safety, while at the same time reducing procedural burdens on providers.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
RFA Section 610 Review: Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 405    42 CFR 431    42 CFR 447    42 CFR 482    42 CFR 483    42 CFR 485    42 CFR 488   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-148, sec 6102    42 U.S.C. 263a    42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh    42 U.S.C. 1395rr   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA section 902.  09/30/2016 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/16/2015  80 FR 42167   
NPRM Comment Period Extension  09/15/2015  80 FR 55284   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/14/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  10/14/2015 
Final Action  09/00/2016 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Ronisha Blackstone
Director, Division of Institutional Quality Standards
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