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Federal Rules Governing Survey and Certification of Nursing Facilities Will Change Again

By Toby Edelman & The National Senior Citizens Law Center

The federal rules governing survey and certification of nursing facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs are in a state of change. HCFA's requirement that states use the current federal survey protocol is currently under attack. In addition, final federal rules authorize HCFA to grant deemed status for Medicare participation to certain health care providers.

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