CMS Clarifies Surveyor Training Instructions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided clarification in their survey training instructions regarding citing home health agencies (HHA) for Condition-level deficiencies. CMS revised the HHA survey protocols in 2011. The revised protocols provide guidance to surveyors for when a Condition-level deficiency should be considered. Apparently, CMS’ training implied to surveyors that…