Update on CMS Regulatory Changes: Implications and Challenges

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Paula Sanders, JD; Betty Lim, MD

This session will provide attendees with the latest developments concerning the sweeping regulatory changes to LTC requirements of participation that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first proposed in July 2015. CMS last revised the regulations in 1991, and the changes will have a significant impact on day to day operations. The session will explore the regulations in detail, with an emphasis on steps that can be taken to improve quality of care and survey outcomes. We will also discuss the requirements of participation in the context of the increasingly strict regulatory enforcement environment in which we practice and identify strategies for enhanced collaboration among interdisciplinary team members as a key component of increasing compliance.