Strengthening Oversight of Accreditation Organizations 

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A recently proposed rule would set forth several provisions to strengthen oversight of accrediting organizations (AOs) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In this proposed rule CMS also solicits comments from stakeholders and AOs to refine and revise the AO oversight standards and processes. In addition, this proposed rule includes a request […]

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Vaccination Expectations for Surveyors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its vaccination expectations for surveyors.  In January of this year CMS issued a memo (QSO-22-10-ALL) requiring state agency surveyors and accrediting organization (AO) surveyors performing deemed status surveys to not participate in onsite surveys unless fully vaccinated (unless vaccination is medically contraindicated or the individual […]

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Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

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This is an update to a NAHC Report article published on June 15, 2022. Previously, NAHC reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted memo QSO-22-17-ALL containing new instructions for surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements. CMS previously issued guidance and survey procedures to survey entities for assessing and maintaining compliance with […]

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Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

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This is an update to a NAHC Report article published on June 15, 2022. Previously, NAHC reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted memo QSO-22-17-ALL containing new instructions for surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements. CMS previously issued guidance and survey procedures to survey entities for assessing and maintaining […]

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Vaccination Expectations for Surveyors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its vaccination expectations for surveyors.  In January of this year CMS issued a memo (QSO-22-10-ALL) requiring state agency surveyors and accrediting organization (AO) surveyors performing deemed status surveys to not participate in onsite surveys unless fully vaccinated (unless vaccination is medically contraindicated or the individual […]

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Vaccination Expectations for Surveyors

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its vaccination expectations for surveyors.  In January of this year CMS issued a memo (QSO-22-10-ALL) requiring state agency surveyors and accrediting organization (AO) surveyors performing deemed status surveys to not participate in onsite surveys unless fully vaccinated (unless vaccination is medically contraindicated or the individual […]

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Surveys for Compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements

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This is an update to a NAHC Report article published on June 15, 2022. Previously, NAHC reported that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted memo QSO-22-17-ALL containing new instructions for surveys for compliance with Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirements. CMS previously issued guidance and survey procedures to survey entities for assessing and maintaining compliance with […]

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