CMS lifts suspension of survey activities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced the immediate resumption of survey activities for all complaints. On Jan. 20, 2021, CMS issued guidance limiting hospital surveys for all complaints other than Immediate Jeopardy complaints.

The suspension period lasted for 30 days and was extended once, keeping the suspension in place through March 22, 2021. In the newly released guidance, CMS states that it is not extending the survey suspension beyond the March 22, 2021 date.