CMS: Nursing Homes Can Use Arbitration, But Residents Can Opt Out

By Michelle M. Stein / July 16, 2019 at 7:41 PM
CMS on Tuesday (July 16) repealed a prohibition on nursing homes using pre-dispute, binding arbitration agreements with residents, but the final rule also says nursing homes can’t require residents to sign binding arbitration agreements as a condition of admission or to continue receiving care at a facility. The final rule says that residents will have 30 days after signing on to an arbitration agreement to rescind their agreement, as well. The agency says the rule is designed to find a...

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