I was impressed recently when I saw the press release announcing that Villa Healthcare was closing its Villa at River Parkway in Milwaukee in March.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its operations manual updates, including new F-tags for facility closures last week. The updates include amendments to Appendix PP of the SOM, with revisions to tags F203 and F204. Additional tags, F523 and F524, were also added.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has grabbed the attention of providers with a new interim rule regarding new procedures for the closure of long-term care facilities. The rule sharply amends the notification-of-closure period — and increases the stakes significantly for potential penalties for administrators.