Rural Health Clinic Certification
This page contains information and forms required to operate as a rural health clinic in Minnesota.
No additional requirements.
State Operations Manual, Appendix G - Guidance for Surveyors: Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Select Appendices Table of Contents, click on the letter G, Federal Regulations for Rural Health Clinics.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Information on Rural Health Clinics Centers
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group
CMS Policy & Memos to States and Regions
CMS issues S&C memos weekly. It will be the responsibility of providers to check weekly for new information listed at the CMS S&C memo website.
Quality Assurance for the Medicare & Medicaid Programs Fiscal Year 2018 Mission & Priority Document (MPD)
The mission of the survey and certification (S&C) program is to assure basic levels of quality and safety for all patients, residents and clients receiving care from Medicare and Medicaid certified institutional providers. Survey and certification is the system that provides on-site, objective and outcome-based verification by knowledgeable and trained individuals to assure that basic standards of quality are being met by healthcare providers across the nation or, if not met, that appropriate remedies are promptly applied and implemented effectively.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Mission & Priority document (MPD) – Action
Important Federal Survey Data Including Results of Inspections and Complaints
S&C's Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR)
Quality and Certification Oversight Reports (QCOR) Website includes summarized federal survey and certification and complaints data, including results of on-site inspections, of providers and suppliers and deficiency data links and more.
Federal Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness Rule
Emergency preparedness resources and surveyor tool.
Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
Links to resources that can help provider and suppliers comply with the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule. Has a document titled "Resources at Your Fingertips," which contains checklists and fact sheets on the essential four core elements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.
State Operation Manual, Appendix Z- Guidance to Surveyors: Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance
Click on "Appendices Table of Contents," then click on the letter Z, Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier types.
CMS Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course (EP)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Survey & Certification Group (SCG) developed the Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course to help health and safety and Life Safety Code (LSC) surveyors and reviewers gain proficiency in surveying all affected participating providers and certified suppliers for compliance with their individual emergency preparedness requirements. Because the individual regulations for each provider and supplier type share a majority of standard provisions, this training provides consistent guidance and survey procedures for all provider and supplier types in a single course. The estimated course completion time for this training is 16 hours.
MDH Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response
This section of MDH coordinates preparedness activities and assists Minnesota Department of Health staff, local public health agencies, hospitals, health care organizations, tribes and public safety officials in their efforts to plan for respond to and recover from public health emergencies.
CMS Surveyor Training
The Integrated Surveyor Training Site (ISTW) includes a wealth of resources and training opportunities including webcasts and archived webinars. These video broadcasts are utilized to facilitate joint training between the state survey agencies and providers using the technology available via satellite communications. The training is updated periodically by CMS. Use the search bar to find courses.
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