CMS Issues Revised Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Critical Access Hospitals,
- Long Term Care,
- Clinical Lab
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated their memorandum on Immediate Jeopardy, reinserting language to Appendix Q about referring criminal acts to local law enforcement.
According to the updated guidance, if a survey team verifies noncompliance and determines that the noncompliance was “…caused by, or has led to a criminal act, reporting must be made to local law enforcement.” CMS further outlines that, if the entity refuses to report, or the surveyor cannot…