Type: Planning and Response
Year of Publishing: 2017
Description: This is a link to the advance copy of the Interpretive Guidance for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule. The advance copy was released on 6-2-17; per CMS, "For ease of understanding the guidelines, we have kept this copy as a clean copy without red italics. The final version that will be incorporated into the on-line SOM may vary slightly. The final SOM version is the final policy." CMS Definition of Interpretive Guidelines (IG's): “The IGs are sub-regulatory guidelines which establish our expectations for the function states perform in enforcing the regulatory requirements. Facilities do not require the IGs in order to implement the regulatory requirements. We note that CMS historically releases IGs for new regulations after the final rule has been published."