Survey-Cert Memo: CMS Revises Interpretive Guidance for F Tag 492 (6/12) CMS

Clarification and revisions to Interpretive Guidance at F Tag 492, as Part of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM) for Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities

Memo: # 12-34-NH

Posting Date: 2012-06-01

Fiscal Year: 2012


Revised Guidance for Tag F492: Current guidance in Appendix PP of the SOM for Tag F 492, 42 CFR §483.75(b) and (c) States that this tag should be cited only when the authority having jurisdiction has both made a determination of noncompliance and has taken a final adverse action as a result. There has been confusion as to whether this requirement may be cited when a facility simply does not meet a State regulation. This memorandum clarifies and revises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance to Surveyors in Appendix PP of the SOM regarding citations under Tag F492.

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