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Affordable Care Act Section 6103: Guidance for State Consumer Oriented Websites- Update to Survey and Certification Letter 11-41-NHs
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• Key Elements: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a list of key elements for State website development for States to qualify for Federal funding. • Financing: The costs for development of the websites and operation are allowable expenses for reimbursement through a combination of Medicaid, Medicare survey and certification, and State-only funds under standard cost- allocation procedures. • Establishment of State Websites: Effective March 23, 2010, States must maintain consumer-oriented websites providing information regarding all skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities within in their state. State websites are expected to be completed and be accessible to consumers as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2018.