CMS has published a memorandum including instructions regarding application of the long-term care hospital (“LTCH”) moratorium, effective April 1, 2014 to September 30, 2017.

During the moratorium, new LTCHs, new LTCH satellites of existing LTCHs, and increases in the number of certified beds in existing LTCHs are prohibited.

The memorandum describes that CMS Regional Offices must defer making determinations on whether a proposed LTCH or LTCH satellite meets any exception to the moratorium until the agency implements, through formal notice and comment rulemaking, the statutory exceptions.

The memorandum is S&C:  14-26-Hospitals and is available on the CMS web site.

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