Final CMS Rule Released: Reform of Requirements for SNF’s

CMS has released the final “mega” nursing home survey and certification rule. This will be the biggest change in nursing home regulations since OBRA 87. The 712-page rule can be seen here. The rule has a three-stage phase-in beginning 11-28-16, phase two 11-28-17 and phase three 11-28-18.

HOPE’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Becky Bartle, spent hours dissecting the new requirements and in partnership with LeadingAge Indiana prepared a three-part webinar training series exclusively for members of HOPE and LeadingAge Indiana. If you missed this important education you can still view the training webinar. For more information, please contact: Terry Miller at 812-470-8256 or