New Medicare Conditions of Participation Provide Some Relief
As part of its effort to streamline regulations and remove unnecessary or burdensome regulations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Final Rule with revisions to the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospitals participating in Medicare. Most notably, the Final Rule addresses a long-lingering issue regarding the use of a single-unified medical staff for hospital systems by providing that a unified medical staff is allowed if certain requirements are satisfied. CMS’s revisions to the CoPs are effective July 11, 2014…Read More
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