CMS Updates Its Surveyor’s Manual For First Time in More Than A Year

Accrediation & Quality Compliance Center
Accreditation Insider – Volume 13 Issue 54
December 23, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, CMS is offering the gift of a newly revised State Operations Manual (SOM), one of the first significant overhauls in more than a year, especially for hospitals. Expect updated standards from accrediting organizations (AOs) to follow.

The updated interpretive guidelines for CMS surveyors includes most—but not all—of the new or revised Conditions of Participation (CoP) for discharge planning and burden reduction outlined in two final rules published in September.