CMS Issues Revisions to SOM

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

CMS issued advance guidance on revisions to the State Operations Manual  (SOM) at numerous F Tags.  According to the CMS memo:  
We have revised the Interpretive Guidelines and, where appropriate, Investigative Protocols for the following F Tags to incorporate Survey & Certification (S&C) policy memos issued from October 2003 through May 2014.
CMS also indicates that the final version of the revisions, when published in the online SOM, may differ slightly from the language in this advance guidance.  All of these changes were issued in CMS policy memos previously and are effective immediately.

Please note the linked document is the S&C letter which includes the revised SOM which is 376 pages.      

Karen Morris
, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800, ext 15