CHA News Article

Rural Health Clinic Surveyor Guidance Revised

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued Survey & Certification Letter 18-09, outlining revised guidance to state survey agency directors about the state operations manual for rural health clinics, intended to clarify existing rural health clinic regulations. While the Medicare conditions for certification have not changed, the updated document includes a new section detailing specific survey process guidance and reorganizes interpretive guidelines, along with the associated survey procedures. CHA encourages members with rural health clinics to review the updated guidance.