Deadline for Compliance and Ethics Program Looming

The Accountable Care Act (ACA) has set March 23rd as the date for nursing facilities to have an “Effective Compliance And Ethics Program” up and running. Section 6102 of the ACA defines a “compliance and ethics program” as one “reasonably designed, implemented, and enforced so that it generally will be effective in preventing and detecting criminal, civil, and administrative violations” and also should be “promoting quality of care”.

Although the implementation of this rule is uncertain nursing home operators can expect to continue to be barraged with increasing regulation and oversight.

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