On September 28, 2016, CMS released revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities. On November 9, CMS released an Advance Copy - Revisions to SOM Appendix PP with F-Tags that went into effect on November 28. Interpretive Guidance has not yet been updated and will be revised at a later date, according to CMS.

 

The MED-PASS/Heaton Resources team is hard at work reviewing the revised regulations in order to update our manuals in a quick and meaningful way. We understand the pressure and urgency you're experiencing to be in compliance with the new regulations. Please know that we are working diligently to get updated materials to you, as quickly as possible. We appreciate your business and will continue to provide you with the high-quality manuals that you have come to trust.

 

Please see below for an overview of our update schedule.

 

Item # H50255

Regulations and Survey Process for Long-Term Care Facilities with CD

 

A complete manual update is scheduled to ship mid to late December. Look for new features on the CD.

 

Item # H50085

Operational Policy & Procedure Manual for Long-Term Care with CD

 

3rd Period 2016: estimated ship date - late December

1st Period 2017: estimated ship date - late March

 

Item # H50075

Nursing Services Policy & Procedure Manual with CD

 

3rd Period 2016: estimated ship date - late February

1st Period 2017: estimated ship date - late May

 

Item # H50045

Infection Control Policy and Procedure Manual with CD

 

2nd Period 2017: estimated ship date - late August