Interim Rule

CMS announce electronic funds transfer standards final rule

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An interim rule governing the adoption of healthcare electronic funds transfer standards is now final and in effect, government officials announced.

New nursing home-closure rule gives providers more duties

New nursing home-closure rule gives providers more duties

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.