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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT18 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Revision of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Arbitration Agreements (CMS-3342-F) 

This final rule revises the requirements that Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Specifically, it removes provisions prohibiting binding pre-dispute arbitration and strengthens requirements regarding the transparency of arbitration agreements in LTC facilities.  This rule supports the resident’s right to make informed choices about important aspects of his or her healthcare.  In addition, this rule is consistent with our approach to eliminating unnecessary burden on providers.

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: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 483   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1320a-7    42 U.S.C. 1395i    42 U.S.C. 1395hh    42 U.S.C. 1396r   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA sec. 902  06/08/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: MMA section 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within three years of a proposed or interim final rule. Rule may publish before the three-year deadline.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/08/2017  82 FR 26649   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/07/2017 
Final Action  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0938-AR61 
Agency Contact:
Diane Corning
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:410 786-8486