OMB Reviewing Final Rule To Reverse Nursing Home Arbitration Ban

By Michelle M. Stein / February 1, 2019 at 6:58 PM
The White House Office of Management and Budget on Jan. 30 started reviewing a final rule to revise the long-term care facilities’ Medicare requirement that prohibited binding pre-dispute arbitration, the proposed version of which was opposed by both industry and beneficiaries for different reasons. OMB’s website says the rule “removes provisions prohibiting binding pre-dispute arbitration and strengthens requirements regarding the transparency of arbitration agreements in LTC facilities.” “This rule supports the resident’s right to make informed choices about important aspects...

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