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CMS Releases Guidance on Surveying SNFs with EHRs

On August 14, 2009, CMS released guidance to all state survey agency directors on surveying skilled nursing facilities that use electronic health records (EHRs). The memo includes a discussion of the provider’s and surveyor’s role as well as a general discussion of the goal of EHRs. The new policy goes into effect immediately. Click on this link to access the entire document.