CHA News Article

CMS Revises Guidance for Plans of Correction Formatting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Survey and Certification memo updating requirements for plans of correction and allegations of compliance. Effective immediately, providers/suppliers and clinical laboratory improvement amendments (CLIA) laboratories are no longer required to write their plan of correction on the right side of CMS Form 2567; for CLIA, this also applies to allegations of compliance. Instead, the plan for correction or allegation of compliance may be submitted as a separate document, attached to the form. However, the laboratory director or provider/supplier representative’s signature is still required on the first page of CMS Form 2567. Providers may continue to document the plan of correction on the right side of the form if they choose. Questions about the memo should be directed to providers’ regional office.