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Oppose Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Nursing Homes: Sign on to a letter to CMS! Send comments!

July 25, 2017

As you’ve heard, CMS has issued a proposed rule to roll back its ban on nursing home pre-dispute arbitration agreements and to allow nursing homes to require residents to sign them in order to be admitted.  This rule is unfair to residents and their families and would harm residents’ rights, safety, and quality of care. 

CMS needs to hear from all of us that this proposed regulation is not acceptable!  Below are some very simple and fast actions you can take to tell CMS to withdraw the rule and restore the ban: 

  1. Sign on to a comment letter that Consumer Voice, along with many other organizations, has prepared. To sign on, click here if you represent a group/organization/program.  Click here if you are an individual.  Please sign on by August 4.

  2. Send in your own comment letter.  We are providing sample comments for organizations to submit or use to create their own comments. These sample group comments can be easily adapted for use by individuals.

    Click here to access a short version of a comment letter.
    Click here to access a longer version.

    Comments are due by 5:00 PM ET on August 7, 2017.

    The best way to submit comments is electronically.  Go to www.regulations.gov.  Within the search bar, enter the Regulation Identifier Number associated with this regulation - 
    0938–AT18 - and then click on the "Comment Now" box.

  3. Do BOTH – sign on and send in comments. 


Additional Information:

  • Read the proposed rule here.
  • To learn more about the proposed rule, click here.
  • To learn more about arbitration, visit our website.  

Questions?  Contact us at info@theconsumervoice.org.

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