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CMS creates tool for surveyors to spot immediate jeopardy
Modern Healthcare

The CMS now requires surveyors to complete a template when documenting instances of immediate jeopardy in an effort to better identify and resolve harm against patients at facilities.

In a blog post on Tuesday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced revisions to the guidance surveyors use to spot immediate jeopardy, requiring them to fill out a three-question template that describes the incident. The template is then shared with the facility so they have the information necessary to resolve the issue immediately.