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Medicare and Medicaid programs; reform of requirements for long-term care facilities; proposed rule.

US Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Poor safety culture and lack of available resources to provide high-quality care can hinder safety in long-term care facilities. This set of regulations will revise requirements for long-term care facilities in areas such as clinical practice standards, service delivery, patient-centeredness, and infection control. The deadline for officially submitting comments on the proposed rule was September 14, 2015.