On Sep. 28th, CMS released revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities. Most regulations groups were re-designated and have new numbers. CMS has incorporated revised regulation text into the SOM Appendix PP. The regulation text is effective November 28, 2016; the Interpretive Guidance has not been updated. Interpretive guidance will be revised at a later date. The current F-Tags have been revised to include the requirements and regulation text as is presented in the final rule.
This was posted to the CMS website on November 9, 2016. AHCA is updating The Long Term Care Survey with this recently released information.