SURVEY AND CERTIFICATION PROCESS

The activity conducted by State survey agencies or other CMS agents under the direction of CMS and within the scope of applicable regulations and operating instructions and under the provisions of 1864 of the Act whereby surveyors determine compliance or noncompliance of Medicare providers and suppliers with applicable Medicare requirements for participation. The survey and certification process for each provider and supplier is outlined in detail in the State Operations and Regional Office Manuals published by CMS.

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