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January 29, 2021

CMS Issues Hospital Survey Process Guidance

On January 20, CMS issued updated guidance on its hospital survey processes while the COVID-19 public health emergency continues and hospitals continue to operate under their crisis standards of care. The guidance was limited to the following three areas: hospital complaint surveys, hospital recertification surveys and hospital enforcement actions. This guidance is in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance and may be renewed for additional 30-day period following additional notice.