Initial Surveys of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities

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Initial Surveys of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities
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*** Revised to update Form CMS-855A timeline submission for initial Medicare certification***
• Initial surveys for ESRD Facilities: Beginning August 8, 2018, initial Medicare certification surveys of ESRD facilities must be initiated within 90 days after the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) determines the prospective provider’s form CMS-855 to be complete and the prospective provider’s enrollment status indicates approval is awaiting results of a pending survey.
• Workload Adjustments: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making several revisions to its current survey and certification policies to assist State Survey Agencies (SAs) to accommodate anticipated increases in workload associated with this new requirement including: 1) revising the process for review and approval of requests for relocations, expansion of services, and addition of stations requests from existing ESRD facilities; and 2) revising the methodology for the ESRD Tier 2 Outcomes List in the Mission and Priority Document (MPD).