CMS Resumes Routine Provider and Supplier Inspections

On August 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced that it will resume all routine on-site surveys of Medicare and Medicaid certified providers and suppliers. Inspections had been put on hold in March to assist infection control and prioritize providers’ response to the COVID-19 emergency. CMS instructs state survey agencies to resume onsite revisits, certain complaint investigations, and annual recertification surveys as soon as they have the resources to do so.

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