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NTOCC Referenced in Latest Long-Term Care Facilities Rule

Posted on 7/15/2015 by NTOCC ®

Recently, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released a proposed rule reforming long term care facilities. As part of a larger reform rule, CMS proposed requirements surrounding documentation as patients transfer in and out of the long term post-acute system. The rule states “We propose to add a new requirement at §483.15(b)(2)(i) that the transferring facility provide necessary information to the resident’s receiving provider, whether it is an acute care hospital, a LTC hospital, a psychiatric facility, another LTC facility, a hospice, home health agency, or another community-based provider or practitioner.” It encourages providers to carefully handle transfers of care and refers them to the NTOCC website for more information and tools.

NTOCC staff is currently reviewing the rule in its entirety, but wanted to share the mention. It is great to see CMS recognizing the hard work the NTOCC community is doing around improving transitions of care.  If you are interested in reviewing the proposed rule, please click here.