CMS recently released an extensive revision of QIO Manual Chapter 9 related to QIO reviews in cases potentially involving sanction recommendations from the OIG for quality and EMTALA issues. The chapter has been renamed to include the reference to EMTALA. This update supersedes all the information in the October 3, 2003 version of Chapter 9, any previously issued Question & Answer guidance, and any previously issued TOPS, Standard Data Processing System, and Healthcare Quality Information System memos related to Chapter 9.
Effective date: March 14, 2016
Implementation date: March 14, 2016
View Transmittal R139DEMO.