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CMS Updates CoP Guidance for Radiologic and Nuclear Medicine Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the attached survey and certification letter updating the interpretive guidance in Appendix A of the State Operating Manual for hospital conditions of participation for radiologic and nuclear medicine services. The updates reflect current standards of practice and provide more detailed instructions for compliance assessment. Included in the update is a description of the types of radiologic/nuclear medicine services provided and discussion of safety precautions hospitals are expected to take to decrease radiation exposure risks.