Revisions to the State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix I
• Revisions to the SOM, Appendix I, Task 4: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reinstating guidance that
was inadvertently removed to Life Safety Code (LSC) surveyors regarding the survey procedures for Task 4, Information Gathering,
within Appendix I of the SOM.
• Updating Appendix I with information regarding sharing of deficiency tags during Exit Conference: CMS is also updating Appendix
I, Task 6 with more specific information regarding sharing specific regulatory references or tags during the exit conference.
This information was previously outlined in and is consistent with Survey and Certification policy memorandum (S&C 16-11-ALL).