Frequently Asked Questions Related to LTC Regulatory Guidance Released by CMS

CMS has released a 25-page document containing questions and answers related to Appendix PP regulatory guidance, the survey process, and other technical questions. Numerous topics are covered, with Pharmacy Service questions found on pages 5-8. “As needed” orders for anti-psychotics, proper classification of medications, and appropriate handling of pharmacist recommendations are specifically covered.

The FAQ document is available at

CMS states that the FAQ document will be updated frequently with answers posted on the LTC Final Rule webpage.

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