CHA News Article

Updated State Operations Manual Appendix G Now Available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a new version of State Operations Manual Appendix G, which now includes detailed interpretive guidelines for rural health clinic survey and certification. The document first addresses survey protocol, including off-site survey preparation, entrance activities, information gathering and investigation, preliminary decision making and analysis of findings, exit conferences and post-survey activities. The last portion of the document is dedicated to interpretive guidelines, including relevant regulatory citations.

CHA’s California Hospital Survey Manual helps health care providers prepare for the survey process, and explains who the surveyors are and how they conduct their surveys. The manual also covers the different types of surveys and possible outcomes, and provides tips on how to achieve a successful survey. For more information or to order, visit