By Sharon Hamilton, RN, MS – Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare
On January 12, 2018, CMS released a memorandum that revised Appendix B of the SOM pursuant to new Conditions of Participation (CoPs), which were implemented on January 13, 2018.
***Revised Attachments A & B to Reflect Removal of Tags G670, G700, G848 and G940; Addition of G956 and G984***
The memorandum summary:
- New Aspen tags for each condition and standard for the new CoPs are attached to this memorandum. These tags will be used by the surveyors to enter survey data into the system as of January 13, 2018.
- Revised Level I and Level II standards, based on the new CoPs, are attached to this memorandum. The surveyors must use Level I and II standards to conduct standard and partially extended HHA surveys per Appendix B of the SOM.
- The survey process within Appendix B of the SOM is revised to reduce pre-survey preparation time and refocus the use of Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reports in the HHA sample selection. The total number of patient clinical record reviews has been reduced.
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