ABSTRACT

Prioritization of Survey Activities   [open pdf - 361KB]

From the Memorandum Summary: "[1] 'The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed' to taking critical steps to ensure America's health care facilities are prepared to respond to the threat of disease caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). [2] On Friday, March 13, 2020, the President declared a national emergency, which triggers the Secretary's ability to authorize waivers or modifications of certain requirements pursuant to section 1135 of the Social Security Act (the Act). Under section 1135(b)(5) of the Act, CMS is prioritizing surveys by authorizing modification of timetables and deadlines for the performance of certain required activities, delaying revisit surveys, and generally exercising enforcement discretion for three weeks."

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Ref: QSO-20-20-All
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2020-03-23
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Public Domain
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/
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