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CMS has about 50 pages that address the restraint and seclusion standards, the most problematic standard in the hospital CoP manual. Here’s the evidence: the Jan. 15 CMS quarterly deficiency reports shows 1,289 deficiencies from tag 154 to 214.
CMS recently published a survey and certification memo containing the final interpretive guidelines for hospital outpatient services.
CMS recently published three changes to the hospital condition of participations (CoPs) under Appendix A.
Critical access hospitals (CAH) should be aware of an important survey memo published by CMS on Jan. 16, 2015. This is an advance memo to provide extra time for CAHs to review before it becomes final.