CMS Announces New Survey Process for Psychiatric Hospitals. Effective March 2020

Published: 01/13/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Behavioral Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a streamlined survey and certification process for psychiatric hospitals. According to CMS, the new process will ensure safety and quality through more holistic and efficient hospital inspections that protect patients, while reducing burden for providers.  

Currently, psychiatric hospitals surveyed by State Survey Agencies are subject to two separate onsite compliance surveys; one by the State Survey Agency (SSA) for compliance w

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