CMS to States: Resume Provider/Supplier Survey Activities

Aug. 18, 2020

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) directed states to resume normal provider and supplier survey activities once the state enters Phase 3 of reopening, or earlier at the state’s discretion. CMS provided guidance on prioritizing survey backlogs for both long-term and non-long-term providers, and on re-prioritization of routine Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) survey activities. Previously, CMS prioritized and limited survey activity to focus on preparing and responding to COVID-19. Visit CMS’ website for additional details.