2017 | Enero 4
It looks like nursing homes will continue to be able to require residents and their families to agree in advance to arbitrate disputes with the facilities, despite an attempt by federal regulators to curb the practice.
Late last year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a major rewrite of its nursing home regulations. Most of those rules were backed by both the industry and consumer groups but one became a flash point. The rule barred nursing homes from requiring patients to agree to binding arbitration at admission, though facilities and residents could still agree to use the process after a dispute arises.