Final Rule Regarding Arbitration Agreements with Long Term Care Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued their final rule regarding arbitration agreements between residents and Long-Term Care facilities. This rule states that a resident cannot be required to sign a binding arbitration agreement in order to receive care or be admitted to the long-term care facility.

 

If a resident is about to sign an arbitration agreement, they must understand what they are signing and must know that not signing the agreement is not a condition on whether they would be admitted or continue receiving care at the facility.

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