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10/31/2016 Regulatory
Save the Date: Training for Phase 1 Implementation of New Nursing Home Regulations

In memorandum S&C: 17-03-NH, dated October 24, 2016, CMS announced that it is developing an online training program for Regional Offices (RO), State Survey Agencies (SA), providers, and other stakeholders on the new Nursing Home Regulations. This online training will include information about Phase 1 of the regulations and will be available to all parties starting November 18, 2016. All long term care (LTC) surveyors are required to complete this training in order to be able to conduct any LTC surveys after November 28, 2016.
 
The training will contain information about how Phase 1 regulations, effective November 28, 2016, will be incorporated into the State Operations Manual and how the survey process will be used to address the regulatory requirements.
 
Around the same time, CMS will release a revised version of Appendix PP that incorporates the newly effective Phase 1 regulatory language into the existing F-tags and interpretive guidance.
 
Providers may access the training here through July 2017. For questions regarding the memorandum, contact NHSurveydevelopment@cms.hhs.gov. For registration questions and issues, contact Ruth Rivera at Ruth.Rivera@cms.hhs.gov.