LTC facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid must take steps right away to make sure they can comply with the requirements by applicable deadlines. A detailed crosswalk table highlights which existing provisions have been moved or revised is available at 81 Federal Register 68825-68831.
Phase 1 Nov. 28, 2016
Phase 2 Nov 28, 2017
Phase 3 Nov. 28, 2019
Ensuring compliance with the revisions will require concerted effort by LTC facilities. CMS believes compliance will lead to reduced costs, hospitalizations, and an increased rate of quality improvements.