Tuesday, December 13, 2016

CMS Issued Memo Suspending Enforcement of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Ban

Lyn Bentley, MSW

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS issued a Survey & Certification Memorandum on December 9, which clarifies no enforcement of the new rule prohibiting use of pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements in skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities and dually-certified facilities from, while there is a court-ordered injunction in place, prohibiting enforcement of this provision.
CMS will not enforce the new rule prohibiting using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements while there is a court-ordered injunction in place. 

To read the full memo check out:
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-17-12.pdf

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