• U.S. Government Bans Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements between Nursing Homes and Residents, Effective November 28, 2016
  • December 21, 2016 | Authors: Jeffrey M. Daitz; Joseph Vento
  • Law Firms: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - New York Office; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - River Edge Office
  • On September 28, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued a new rule that bans federal funding to any nursing home that requires its residents to enter mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements upon admission. The rule prevents nursing homes from forcing residents to submit any disputes concerning care, payment for services, etc., to mandatory binding arbitration rather than to a court.