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CMS resumes routine inspections of all providers and suppliers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday it will resume routine inspections of all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers that were previously suspended as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the guidance, CMS directed the resumption of onsite revisit surveys, non-immediate jeopardy complaint surveys and annual recertification surveys as soon as resources are available. The agency also provided guidance on resolving enforcement cases that were previously on hold because of survey prioritization changes, while temporarily expanding the desk review policy to include all noncompliance reviews except for immediate-jeopardy citations that have not been removed.