Wednesday January 4, 2012
CMS Issues New Guidance for 2012 Medicare S&C
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) issued a
new S&C memorandum on December 9, 2011 related to the Survey
and Certification Budget for Physical Year 2012. The memorandum
states that CMS is exploring methods to increase the focus on
certain high priority areas. To make possible such increased focus
and to accommodate the budget constraints, they are examining ways
to reduce surveyor time in areas of lower risk. Particular areas in
which they seek to increase the focus include:
- Poorly Performing Nursing Homes
- Inappropriate Anti-Psychotic Use
- Avoidable Falls
The effective date of this material is January 1, 2012.
For more details see attached memorandum.
Medicare S&C Budget