November 16, 2017

CMS: Two inpatients needed for hospital survey, resurvey

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new requirement, effective immediately, that a hospital must have at least two active inpatients at the time of survey, or the survey/resurvey will not be allowed to continue, the Joint Commission reported November 15.

The new requirement does not include critical access and psychiatric hospitals.

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