HHS issues regulatory agenda -- without changes for nursing homes
The Department of Health and Human Services issued its semiannual regulatory agenda in Monday's Federal Register. Nothing on the agenda is specific to nursing homes, but a few items may impact nursing home companies and the residents they care for.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has two items that would revise home health agencies' and hospices' conditions for participation, dealing with quality.
The agenda also has a Food and Drug Administration proposed rule that would amend regulations governing the way patients can obtain investigational drugs for use in treatment.
In addition, the agenda shows a revision to the Inspector General's exclusion authority to allow any federal healthcare program to request a waiver of an IG-imposed exclusion.
Congress requires federal agencies give an overview of planned and recently completed regulatory action twice a year.