Long-Term Care

CMS proposes rule that LTC facilities would have to recognize same-sex marriages

MDS 3.0 Insider, December 17, 2014

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to MDS 3.0 Insider!

Long-term care facilities in all states would have to recognize certain same-sex marriages in order to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, under a proposed rule released Thursday.

The proposed rule states: Our goal is to provide equal treatment to spouses, regardless of their sex, whenever the marriage was valid in the jurisdiction in which it was entered into, without regard to whether the marriage is also recognized in the state of residence or the jurisdiction in which the healthcare provider or supplier is located.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to MDS 3.0 Insider!

Most Popular