CMS Announces Resumption of Routine Inspections/Surveys

CMS announces that it has resumed surveys and inspections of all providers

CMS announced that it resumed surveys and inspections of all providers and suppliers on August 17, 2020. CMS had previously suspended certain routine inspections as part of its response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to prioritize infection control and immediate jeopardy situations and to give health care providers and suppliers time needed to respond to the spread of COVID-19. The agency will also temporarily expand the desk reviews (audits) for compliance with Federal requirements. It appears that TPE audits will not be reinstated until October.