cms comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility definition

A Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) must provide coordinated outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic, and restorative services, at a single fixed location, for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled or sick individuals. Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services may be provided in an off-site location. Consultation with and medical supervision of non-physician staff, establishment and review of the plan of treatment and other medical and facility administration activities, physical therapy services, social or psychological services are also provided.


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part 485 — conditions of participation: specialized providers, page: 177 (64035)

§ 485.64 [Removed and Reserved]

  • 27. Remove and reserve § 485.64.
  • 28. Add § 485.68 to read as follows:

§ 485.68 Conditions for Participation: Emergency Preparedness

The Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local emergency preparedness requirements. The CORF must establish and maintain an emergency preparedness program that meets the requirements of this section. The emergency preparedness program must include, but not be limited to, the following elements: