DRAFT ONLY- Guidance for Hospital Co-location with Other Hospitals or Healthcare Facilities
• Hospital Co-location Interpretive Guidance: CMS is focused on ensuring the health and safety of patients as it relates to
the use of shared space and contracted services by hospitals co-located with another hospital or health care entity. CMS is
committed to providing the information hospitals need to make decisions about how they partner with other providers in the
health care system to deliver high-quality care.
• This Guidance is Being Released in Draft: To ensure that CMS is fully aware of how our guidance will impact hospital providers,
we are releasing the guidance in draft and welcome comments.
• We seek comment on these draft revised policies by July 2, 2019 (60 days from the date of this release)