Issue: September 30, 2016

Published on September 30, 2016

Articles in this issue:

Requirements of Participation Member Briefing and Resources

Author: Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

As you know, the final Requirements of Participation  became available yesterday and will be published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2016. AHCA plans to provide members with information, tools, and resources to help you be successful in the implementation of the requirements.

To begin that effort, on Monday, October 3 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time, AHCA will provide a one-hour member briefing on the new requirements. It will include a high-level summary of the changes followed by a focus on the first phase of the three-year phase in. Be sure to register for the briefing!

By the end of next week, we will provide a more detailed summary of the entire rule, including specific dates of implementation for the various sections of the rule.

AHCA staff are also developing brief overview documents that will provide succinct information about the elements of the rule, beginning with the provisions that are going to be implemented in phase one. We will make these overview documents available as we finalize them.  

Additionally, we will develop templates for members to use in instances where new policies and procedures are required. These templates will include the required elements from the new policies and procedures and will be customizable by center to meet specific needs.

As a reminder, there will be a three-hour intensive seminar about the final rule on Sunday, October 16, in Nashville at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20