CMS Posts Two Transmittals Updating the State Operations Manual
October 14, 2015 09:44 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two Transmittals, both updates to the State Operations Manual (SOM), at the end of last week with one impacting home health and hospice providers and the other impacting hospices.
Transmittal 148, Revisions and Deletion to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 9 Exhibit, provides example letters sent to deemed and non-deemed providers in various termination situations as well as reflecting changes in procedures for submitting appeals to the Departmental Appeals Board.
Transmittal 149, State Operations Manual (SOM) for All Types of Providers and Suppliers Subject to Certification clarifies the meaning of the terms “marriage,” “spouse,” and other terms that implicate the spousal relationship wherever used in the appendices of the SOM and applies specifically to hospices.
To view Transmittal 148, click here.
To view Transmittal 149, click here.