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CMS Revises Policy as to Surveys to Be Conducted Following Complaint Investigations Resulting in Condition-Level Noncompliance


Posted on April 26, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released a Survey and Certification Letter updating the State Operations Manual (“SOM”) guidelines  on surveys of deemed status long-term care (“LTC”) providers when the provider has been found to have a condition level instance of noncompliance, including immediate jeopardy (“IJ”), in a complaint survey.  This change... READ MORE

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Reactivation of Provider Number Requires Re-Certification Survey


Posted on April 9, 2012 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On April 6, 2012, CMS issued a Survey and Certification Transmittal stating that when a Home Health Agency (“HHA”) deactivates its provider number (the provider number is now referred to as the CMS Certification Number or CCN), the HHA must be surveyed for compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for HHA’s if... READ MORE

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