CMS Updates Emergency Preparedness Guidance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released Updated Guidance for Emergency Preparedness-Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual (SOM), updates that incorporate the emergency preparedness (EP) revisions of the 2019 “Burden Reduction Rule”, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (CoPs) (CMS 3346-F) Final Rule…

CMS Updates State Operations Manual Appendices

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the appendices of the State Operations Manual (SOM) to include regulatory revisions based on recent federal regulation changes that are part of the Omnibus Burden Reduction (CMS-3346-F; CMS-3334-F; CMS-3295-F; CMS3277-CN).  See previous NAHC coverage here  for a summary of the provisions of this rule. The SOM…

CMS Updates Immediate Jeopardy Surveyor Instructions

As previously reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released revisions to the State Operations Manual, Appendix Q – Core Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy, in March of this year.  In this release, CMS inadvertently left out language regarding referring criminal acts to law enforcement.  CMS has reinserted this language into Appendix Q…