CMS published a notice on September 11, 2015, reopening the comment period to the July 16, 2015,proposed rule that would update and revise the requirements for long term care (LTC) facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  In the notice, CMS explains that it has received inquiries from hospital associations and national industry organizations regarding the need for additional time due to the scope and complexity of the proposal, and states that it has decided to extend the comment period for 30 days to provide ample time for comments.  Comments are now due by October 14, 2015.