CMS Just Released New HH CoP Interpretive Guideline G Tags and Survey Protocols

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 2:30 PM

After months of waiting, CMS has released a memorandum outlining the proposed G Tags to be assigned that incorporate the new CoP protocols.  “ This memorandum revises Appendix B of the SOM pursuant to new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for HHA which are effective January 13, 2018:

  • New Aspen tags for each condition and standard for the new CoPs are attached to this memorandum. These tags will be used by the surveyors to enter survey data into the system as of January 13, 2018.
  • Revised Level I and Level II standards, based on the new CoPs, are attached to this memorandum. The surveyors must use Level I and II standards to conduct standard and partially extended HHA surveys per Appendix B of the SOM.
  • The survey process within Appendix B of the SOM is revised to reduce pre-survey preparation time and refocus the use of Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) reports in the HHA sample selection. The total number of patient clinical record reviews has been reduced.”

Click here to read the survey protocols and the proposed G Tags 

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