CMS Proposes Rule That Would Remove The Ban On Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Long Term Care

n June 8, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") published a proposed rule that would remove the ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements established in 2016. Under the new proposed rule, long term care facilities may enter into pre-dispute arbitration agreements as long as certain transparency requirements are met. CMS also proposes to remove the provision banning long term care facilities from requiring residents to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of admission.

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Posted on June 16, 2017 .