CMS Posts Medicare Program Integrity Manual Updates: Changes Affect SNF Enrollment, CHOWs, and Reenrollment Beginning January 2023
- By: Angela Westhoff
- On: 11/17/2022 14:15:42
- In: Quality/Regulatory
Most notably – effective January 6, 2023 – SNFs that are initially enrolling or undergoing a change in ownership (CHOW) fall within the “high” screening category under 42 CFR § 424.518. SNF revalidations are processed at the “moderate” screening level. These changes include the addition of site visits for all SNF providers and fingerprint-based criminal background checks for 5 percent or greater direct and indirect owners at specific times.
The Federal Register version of the Final Rule will be posted on November 18.
AHCA/NCAL has developed a detailed summary of the changes impacting SNF provider enrollment, revalidation, CHOW, and reenrollment. Note: A member log-in is required to view the summary.
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