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Unresolved POC first target as CMS urges surveyors to resume schedules

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October 2, 2020

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

Dust off any outstanding plans of correction (POC) for CMS and intensify survey readiness prep because you may be getting surveyors on-site soon, if you haven’t already.

Expect accrediting organizations (AO) to follow suit on priorities for resuming surveys set out by a nine-page Quality & Safety Oversight (QSO) group letter to state and regional CMS survey offices issued August 17.
CMS wants its own surveyors to start by closing out cases suspended by the March declaration of a national public health emergency (PHE) as the 2019 coronavirus spread.

However, both CMS and AOs will avoid surveys in areas still seeing a surge of patients with COVID-19 and will prioritize areas where states are at least at Phase 3 of the White House’s Opening Up America Again guidance.

Dust off any outstanding plans of correction (POC) for CMS and intensify survey readiness prep because you may be getting surveyors on-site soon, if you haven’t already.



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