Information Bulletin 04-16
Hospital Regulatory Update
The purpose of this bulletin is to communicate information about the revised hospital regulations.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) has recodified the tag numbers for Hospital regulations. During this revision, CMS added information to the Interpretive Guidelines.
The Quality Assurance (QA) Condition of Participation has been replaced with Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Condition of Participation.
CMS replaced the paper-based State Operations Manual, Pub.7 with Publication 100-07, a new web based State Operations Manual. This was announced in Information Bulletin 04-10.
Within the State Operations Manual (SOM) is Appendix A, the Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals. Please review Appendix A for changes in tag numbers and the Regulation/Interpretive Guidelines updates.
Appendix A for Hospitals may be found at:
A comparative tool has been developed to identify the new tag numbers.
Hospital Tag Number Comparisons – October 2004 (PDF:18KB/4 pages)
If you have any questions regarding this Information Bulletin, please contact in writing:
Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101