A Review of Additional Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

We continue our analysis of the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, with a review of additional provisions of the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Subtitle (Title VI, Subtitle B). These provisions include a new opportunity for a reduction in certain civil monetary penalties levied against nursing homes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a new informal dispute resolution process for challenging civil monetary penalties, a new requirement for notification of closure of nursing homes, the initiation of new demonstration projects and certain staff training initiatives.

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