Major changes in the federal oversight of nursing home care were passed by Congress and became law as the Nursing Home Reform Amendments of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA 87). The final regulations to implement OBRA 87 were published in September, 1991. The intent of this article is to provide an overview of selected parts of the nursing home reform regulations, which have a direct impact on physician practice within nursing facilities, and to offer strategies for successful management of the changes that are required. A brief review of the origins of the legislation and the process by which law is turned into practice is provided as a context in which to understand the changes mandated by the Nursing Home Reform Amendments of OBRA 87.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the American Geriatrics Society|
|State||Published - Sep 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology