CMS Publishes New Survey Guidelines for ICF/IID

Click here to download 2015 Update to SOM Appendix J ICF IG

 Click here to download new Exhibit 355 to SOM Appendix J

The new Interpretive Guidelines for ICF/IID regulations have been implemented and are effective as of April 27, 2015. click on the link above to download the new Appendix J to the State Operations Manual. Some changes have been made to this posting from the Advance Copy previously released in January 2015. No guidance revisions were made to W115, W118, W139, W161, W162, W175-W178, W188, W226, W265, W357, W364, W377-W382, W387-W391, W409-W413, W418, W432-W434, W452, W453, or W471. The probes and procedures previously contained under the guidance have been placed into a State Operations Manual (SOM) Exhibit. New exhibit 355 is being added to SOM Appendix J containing surveyor probes and procedures previously in Appendix J, Part II – Interpretive Guidelines for ICF/IID. The probes and procedures provide surveyors with additional clarification, beyond the guidance in Appendix J, in interpreting the regulation text.

H&W is developing a document that will illustrate the changes from the previous IGs and give guidance to providers on the new expectations, including additional policies and procedures that are outlined in the updated IGs. Look for emails and announcements when these offerings become available in the near future. Please assure that we have your updated email information.