CMS to Finalize Nursing Home Ownership Disclosure Rules in 2012

On July 29, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will wait to finalize certain provisions that will expand nursing home ownership disclosure requirements. This announcement was made in the Final Rule for the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System for Fiscal Year 2012 (SNF PPS Final Rule). It was anticipated that the final ownership disclosure provisions would be included in the SNF PPS Final Rule, as these disclosure provisions were proposed in the SNF PPS Proposed Rule that appeared in the Federal Register on May 6, 2011 (Proposed Rule).

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