AHCA Releases Detailed Overview of New and Updated CMS Guidance

AHCA has developed a detailed summary of significant changes for each impacted area to assist with review and identification of potential action for facilities to consider related to QSO-22-19-NH which outlines revisions to the following:
  • Surveyor Guidance for some Phase 2 and all Phase 3 Requirements of Participation;
  • Arbitration Agreement Requirements;
  • Investigating Complaints & Facility Reported Incidents; and
  • Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide.
CMS also issued an advance copy of the State Operations Manual to clarify specific regulatory requirements and provide information on how compliance will be assessed. Surveyors will begin using this guidance to identify noncompliance on October 24, 2022.

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