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The CMS Conditions of Participation and Interpretive, 2018 Edition

Accreditation Insider, January 9, 2018

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Compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoP) is required to meet Medicare and Medicaid hospital regulations. While CMS posts updates to the CoPs on its website, they are often difficult to search and lengthy, not to mention tedious to print.

This is where HCPro comes in! We have taken the most recent version of CMS’ CoPs and the corresponding Interpretive Guidelines (IG) and reprinted them in an easy-to-use format to simplify your job.

  • Provides an easy-to-read hard-copy reference of CoPs and IGs, which are difficult to find online and tedious to print
  • Includes most recent CoP IGs from CMS
  • Includes most recent EMTALA IGs
  • Includes CMS survey protocol

CMS updates the CoPs a few times a year. This new edition will contain the most recent CoPs and Survey and Certification memos, which include the new emergency preparedness rules for hospitals, proposals to change accrediting organizations’ transparency and termination notices, and requirements to reduce Legionella risk in facility water systems.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Time’s Almost Up: CMS Emergency Prep CoPs Kick In Soon
  • CMS Report Focuses on AOs’ Life Safety Shortcomings
  • CMS Tells Surveyors to Double-Check for Legionella Contamination
  • CMS Updates Transparency and Termination Notices
  • How to Track Updates
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix A: Survey Protocol
  • Appendix A: Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines

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