April 21, 2017

CMS Considers New Shared Space Arrangement Guidance

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has indicated the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to finalize updated guidance related to co-location, which should clarify policies governing how hospitals can share space with other providers. In a meeting with CMS officials, including David Wright, the director of the Survey and Certification Group within the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS informed AHA that the new guidance has been drafted and is in review. AHA has been urging CMS to provide more transparency about the agency's expectations for shared space and to allow for flexibility where needed and appropriate, especially for rural areas where hospitals may have visiting specialists. Questions? Contact Kathy Reep, vice president of financial services, at (407) 841-6230