S&C: 12-46-NH dated September 27, 2012.
Revisions: Additional revisions have been made to Surveyor Guidance at F tag 322 in Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) and the associated training slides since the release of S&C 12-46 on September 27, 2012. The revisions include:
o Revision of the Regulatory Language format.
o Additional clarification regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded definition of “Naso-Gastric tubes.”
o Updating the Power Point training slides.
• Advance Copy Interpretive Guidelines: Revised advance copy of surveyor guidance is included in this memorandum.
• Power Points: The revised Power Point training material with speaker notes is provided.