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Consumer Voice Meets with Office of Management and Budget Regarding the Proposed Nursing Home Rules

December 18, 2018

Last week, Consumer Voice, along with representatives from 11 other groups, met with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding the proposed nursing home rules to be issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Although the proposed regulations have not been released,  individuals and groups can meet with OMB to discuss their views on what they believe the rules will contain. At the recent meeting, advocates asserted that the regulations needed to be retained as issued in October 2016 because they provide important protections to residents. They argued that revision of the requirements in order to reduce provider burden was both unnecessary and harmful, and provided numerous examples of how modifying or eliminating provisions would undermine the health and safety of residents. It is still not known when the proposed rule will be published. Below, access some of the materials provided to OMB during the meeting.

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