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H&W Combined ICF/IID Regulatory Guide – Single User

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DOWNLOADABLE REFERENCE: COMBINED ICF/IID INTERPRETIVE GUIDANCE (8/15) AND EXHIBIT 355

In April 2015, CMS published the ICF/IID Appendix J – Interpretive Guidelines (IGs) to clarify the intent of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for ICF/IID and incorporate current standards of practice. This change was the first comprehensive update to the IG in nineteen years. Less than 10% of the interpretation for the regulatory W-tags remained the same. It is critical to update your resource materials to stay current for CMS surveys.

As part of the change, the Compliance Principles, probes and procedures were removed from the IGs and placed into a separate Exhibit (Exhibit 355) behind the IGs. To fully interpret the regulations it is now necessary to refer to two separate sections of the regulations. CMS published a further update on August 14, 2015.

H&W incorporated the Exhibit 355 section with the IGs (including the most recent update) so that the guidance, probes and procedures for each regulation, are now found on a single page.

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Disclaimer: This document and the analysis herein is NOT associated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in any way. The opinions and advice offered are based on the experience and knowledge of the H&W staff. The content is based on the Appendix J and Exhibit 355 to the State Operations Manual (SOM), published April 27, 2015. You may want to seek additional guidance from your state survey agency or regional CMS office.