RoP News Series

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, CMS published in the Federal Register the final rule on the Requirements of Participation (RoP), Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities.

Since that time, CMS has begun aggressively implementing the new requirements starting with Phase I in November of 2016, with Phase II and Phase III expected to be implemented in Nov. 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Phases of Implementation

There are three phases of implementation:

  1. Existing requirements that are relatively straightforward to implement and require minor changes to the survey process (November 2016)
  2. All Phase II requirements and those providers need more time to develop, foundational elements and a new survey process to assess compliance (November 2017)
  3. All Phase III requirements that need more time to implement (personnel hiring and training, implementation of system approaches to quality) (November 2019)

PHCA is publishing a series on the new Requirements of Participation that will cover everything providers need to implement the new Requirements.

Series Articles

  1. Overview of the Series (May 31, 2017)
  2. RoP Series: Pharmacy Services (June 1, 2017)
  3. RoP Series: Resident Rights and Care Planning (June 5, 2017)
  4. RoP Series: Discharge Planning (June 7, 2017)
  5. RoP Series: Accompanying Residents at Discharge or Transfer (June 14, 2017)
  6. RoP Series: Infection Control and Prevention (June 16, 2017)
  7. RoP Series: Staff Competency and Training (June 19, 2017)
  8. RoP Series: Facility Assessment Elements (June 21, 2017)
  9. RoP Series: QAPI Detailed Checklist (June 26, 2017)
  10. RoP Series: New Survey Process (June 28, 2017)
  11. RoP Series: Baldrige Connection (June 30, 2017)
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