CMS Proposes Elimination and Revision of Several Conditions of Participation

PUBLISHED: Sep 18, 2018
Relevant to: All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule to eliminate Conditions of Participation across several areas. According to CMS, the intention of this proposed rule is to reduce regulatory burden. Some of the changes included in the proposed rule include:

  • Eliminate requirements around data submission for transplant programs
  • Revise requirements for outpatient and ambulatory surgical centers around conducting medical histories and physicals prior to performing procedures
  • Eliminate the requirement that multi-hospital systems have Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement and Infection Control programs in individual hospitals
  • Revise emergency preparedness requirements to reduce the frequency for review of emergency preparedness programs
  • Eliminate the requirement that home health agencies provide a copy of the clinical record to patients by the next visit.

CMS is accepting feedback on their proposed rule through November 19, 2018. Follow the link below to review the proposed rule and for comment submission instructions.

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