CHA News Article

CMS Suspends Medical Staff Board Requirement

Due to the overwhelming number of comments received since publication of the revised hospital Conditions of Participation final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reconsidering a new requirement for hospital governing bodies to include a member of the medical staff. Surveyors will not assess compliance or cite deficiencies related to this requirement until further notice. For more information, see attached CMS memorandum.