Regulatory Agencies

Over the years, the business of LTC has become increasingly complex as more and more government agencies grow to be involved in the regulation of these facilities. This category represents many of the agencies actively involved in the regulation of this sector of health care such as the CMS, CDC, FDA, and OIG to name a few.  Documents from each agency, such as the FDA Food Code, are provided to keep you informed for the purpose of achieving, maintaining, and planning for your facility's compliance. Congress and MedPAC are included in this cateogry due to the significant impact of their actions through congressional bills, reports, and recommendations.

 
 CategoryDescription
CDC

Centers for Disease Control guidelines and compliance data relative to the prevention and transmission of communicable diseases.

CMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contains provider guides, billing issues, eligibility requirements, benefits, and other compliance data relative to Medicare and Medicaid requirements.

Congress

Contains bills, documents, reports, testimony relevant to the actions of the Senate, House of Representatives or both.

DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency

DOJ

Department of Justice

DOL / Human Resources

Department of Labor and Human Resource Information

FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

GAO

Government Accountability Office

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

MedPAC

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

NIH

National Institutes of Health

OIG

Office of Inspector General

ONC The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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