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CMS Memos

CMS Quality Safety & Oversight memoranda, guidance, clarifications and instructions to State Survey Agencies and CMS Regional Offices inform states and hospitals on changes or modifications to conditions and other policies before those changes typically appear in a revision of the conditions manuals and appendices.

Checking the website frequently is an effective way to stay abreast of the latest changes. Below are some of the most recent QSO memos impacting hospitals.

TITLE MEMO NUMBER POSTING DATE
Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization QSO 20-35-ALL 2020-08-17
Guidance for Licensed Independent Freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) to Participate in Medicare and Medicaid during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency QSO-20-27-Hospitals 2020-04-21
Guidance for Processing Attestations from Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Temporarily Enrolling as Hospitals during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency QSO-20-24-ASC 2020-04-03
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs): FAQs, Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement, Limits to Visitation and Availability of 1135 waivers. QSO-20-13-Hospitals-CAHs REVISED 2020-03-30
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Revised) QSO-20-15 Hospital/CAH/EMTALA REVISED 2020-03-30
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) QSO-20-15 Hospital/CAH/EMTALA 2020-03-09
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge QSO-20-13-Hospitals 2020-03-04
Updates to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapters 2 and 3 Related to Excluded Hospitals with Excluded Units 20-06-Hospitals/CAHs 2019-12-18
Electronic Form CMS-10455, Report of a Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion QSO 20-04-Hospital-CAH DPU-REVISED 2019-12-02
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Adding a Provider-based Location 19-16-CAH 2019-08-08

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