Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes to Requirements Related to Survey Team Composition and Investigation of Complaints
• Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM): The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed regulation
Medicare Program; FY 2018 Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Proposed
Rule which displayed on the Federal Register on April 27, 2017.
• CMS Proposed Changes: CMS proposed four changes to the Survey Team Composition within the NPRM which, include revision of
the definitions of “complaint survey” and “abbreviated standard survey,” relocation of requirements related to complaint surveys,
and revision of survey team composition requirements as outlined below.
• The Regulation is available for display on the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.