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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT36 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CMS-3347-F)(Section 610 Review) 

This final rule reforms the requirements that long-term care facilities must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs that CMS has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on facilities. This rule increases the ability of healthcare professionals to devote resources to improving resident care by eliminating or reducing requirements that impede quality care or that divert resources away from providing high-quality care.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 483    42 CFR 488   
Legal Authority: secs.1819 and 1919 of the Social Security Act    sec.1819(d)(4)(B) and 1919(d)(4)(B) of the Social Security Act    sec. 1819(b)(1)(A) and 1919 (b)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA sec. 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within 3 years of a proposed or interim final rule.  07/18/2022 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per the CMS notice published December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78442), except for certain Medicare payment regulations and certain other statutorily-mandated regulations, we schedule all Medicare final regulations for publication within the 3-year standardized time limit in the current Unified Agenda. We do not intend to delay publishing a Medicare final regulation for 3 years if we are able to publish it sooner.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/18/2019  84 FR 34737   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/16/2019 
Final Action  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  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