March, 2001

Information Bulletin 01-08
Psych. Hosp-1

Revision of State Operations Manual for
Psychiatric Hospitals
Transmittal 24

Purpose:

This bulletin contains information for psychiatric Hospitals certified to participate in the Medicare program, regarding the revision of the State Operations Manual to reflect that all initial and scheduled resurveys of these facilities will be unannounced.

How Can I Access Transmittal 24:

The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has posted Transmittal 24 on the following website: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/pm_trans/R24SOM.pdf which includes "Section 2042, Psychiatric Hospitals, Section 2700, Conducting Initial Surveys and Scheduled Resurveys, and Exhibit 16, Model Letter to Psychiatric Hospitals".

When will these revisions be implemented:

The effective date of Transmittal 24 is March 19, 2001.

If you have any questions related to this Information Bulletin, please contact:

Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101

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