42 CFR § 422.553 - Effect of leasing of an MA organization's facilities.

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§ 422.553 Effect of leasing of an MA organization's facilities.

(a) General effect of leasing. If an MA organization leases all or part of its facilities to another entity, the other entity does not acquire MA organization status under section 1876 of the Act.

(b) Effect of lease of all facilities.

(1) If an MA organization leases all of its facilities to another entity, the contract terminates.

(2) If the other entity wishes to participate in Medicare as an MA organization, it must apply for and enter into a contract in accordance with subpart K of this part.

(c) Effect of partial lease of facilities. If the MA organization leases part of its facilities to another entity, its contract with CMS remains in effect while CMS surveys the MA organization to determine whether it continues to be in compliance with the applicable requirements and qualifying conditions specified in subpart K of this part.

[50 FR 1346, Jan. 10, 1985; 50 FR 20570, May 17, 1985, as amended at 58 FR 38079, July 15, 1993; 60 FR 45681, Sept. 1, 1995. Redesignated and amended at 63 FR 35067, 35106, June 26, 1998; 70 FR 52027, Sept. 1, 2005]