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A look at postanesthesia evaluations as related to CMS guidelines

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, April 1, 2008

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In a recent CMS Corner, we discussed federal regulations published in the Federal Register that were effective for history and physical (H&P) exams, verbal orders, security of medications, and postanesthesia evaluations as of January 2007. Subsequent changes effective January 2008 were published for H&Ps and postanesthesia evaluations.

CMS published the final interpretive guidelines for these four issues on February 8 (Memo 08-12, available at www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/PMSR/list.asp). The final interpretive guidelines included information about the regulation changes in 2007 and 2008.

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