CHA News Article

CMS Clarifies Requirement for Reporting Deaths Associated with Restraints, Seclusions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this month issued the attached survey and certification letter to clarify the reporting and documentation of deaths associated with restraints and/or seclusion. The requirement applies to all hospitals, including rehabilitation and psychiatric distinct-part units in critical access hospitals. Hospitals must use Form CMS-10455 to report deaths associated with restraint and/or seclusion directly to their CMS Regional Office.