CHA News Article

CMS Guidance Addresses Medicare, Medicaid Final Rule CoPs
Affects ASCs, RHCs and FHQCs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released on Jan. 30 a Survey and Certification Letter providing revised guidance for rule changes to the Conditions of Participation affecting hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers.

CMS adopted its Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Part II final rule on May 12, 2014, and since then has issued several other Survey and Certification Letters with revised guidance. Affected organizations should review their policies and procedures to ensure compliance.