Volume XXXI, Number 10
New Office of Civil Rights Clearance Procedures for Initial Medicare Certification and Changes of Ownership Became Effective September 1
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have adopted a revised civil rights clearance procedure for new Medicare Part A providers and providers undergoing a change of ownership (CHOW).
New applicants for Medicare funding and current providers undergoing a CHOW will be responsible for submitting an attestation electronically to the OCR via OCR’s online Assurance of Compliance portal. Providers must print out a screen shot or confirmation page to demonstrate evidence of successful electronic submission and provide a copy to DADS Regulatory Services along with the rest of the documents that are required for Medicare certification.
This new procedure replaces the former process that required providers to receive and submit an OCR Certification Information Request Packet. For more information, please refer to the CMS Survey and Certification Memo 16-37-ALL.
If you have any questions, call 512-438-3161.
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