On November 28, 2017 Phase 2 of the Final Rule to reform the requirements for long-term care facilities will be implemented. In this phase, New F-Tag numbers and Interpretive Guidelines will be utilized along with the start of surveying with the new the survey process using the new requirements and F-Tag coding system. The new Activity F-Tags will be F679 (formerly F248) and F680 (formerly 249). All F-Tags will receive new codes starting with F540. The final guidance with the new numbering system will be released later this summer.
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