Affordable Care Act Section 6103: Guidance for State Consumer-Oriented Websites

September 28, 2011


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This bulletin provides information for States on funding availability and implementation of section 6103(d)(2) of the Affordable Care Act. This provision amends section 1902(a)(9) of the Social Security Act to require that the State maintain a consumer-oriented website containing information to consumers on all skilled nursing facilities and all nursing facilities in the State. The provision requires States to post Form 2567 State inspection reports (or a successor form), complaint investigation reports, the facility's plan of correction, and such other information that the State or the Secretary considers useful in assisting the public to assess the quality of long term care options and the quality of care provided by individual facilities.