The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ("PPACA") Includes Mandatory Compliance and Ethics Program Requirements for Nursing Home Providers


New statutory provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, H.R. 3590 ("PPACA") require compliance programs for for nursing homes. PPACA includes two separate mandatory requirements that apply to nursing homes providers that overlap but are not necessarily consistent. Additionally, at least one of the requirements, in §6102, has a specific implementation timeline, and nursing home providers should not get confused by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' ("CMS") recent solicitation for comments in the Federal Register.

This article discussed the new statutory requirements and related issues.

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