CMS to States: Resume Routine On-site Surveys and Address Backlogged Enforcement Cases

During March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to focus survey efforts toward infection control and complaints that alleged immediate jeopardy (IJ) to patient/resident health and safety, and to limit revisit surveys to those necessary to verify removal of previously identified IJ…

CMS Issues Transmittal on Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Transmittal 187, Revision to the State Operations Manual (SOM 100-07) Appendix Q, dated March 6, 2019.  The purpose of the Transmittal is to add a new appendix, Appendix Q – Core Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy, to the CMS State Operations Manual to standardize the key…