Transitioning Certification Functions for Changes of Ownership, Administrative Changes, and Initial Enrollment Performed by the CMS Survey and Operations Group

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On December 23, 2021, CMS issued Admin Info: 22-02-ALL. This QSO carries the same title as this blog.

This is a 36-page QSO Memorandum with the SOP beginning on page 6. Here’s the Table of Contents for the SOP:

Effective Date: The transition of certification enrollment work related to the processing of CHOWs, administrative changes, relocations, and initial certification will be released in segmented phases by provider/supplier type. The first segment will commence on January 3, 2022, for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). CMS will release subsequent provider/supplier types addendums at a later time. This guidance applies to applications received or recommendations for approval or denials made on or after January 3, 2022.