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Barrins working through CMS Compliance SupportCompliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) is critical for freestanding psychiatric hospitals seeking deemed status. In addition to maintaining compliance with TJC standards, ongoing compliance with the CMS CoPs is required for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

In addition, it’s increasingly common for psychiatric hospitals to encounter CMS complaint surveys and CMS validation surveys in addition to their TJC surveys.

We help psychiatric hospitals navigate this complex landscape of CMS compliance and survey readiness. Our team of CMS compliance support specialists have worked with psychiatric hospitals nationwide to prepare for CMS surveys/resurveys and develop plans of correction that are accepted by CMS. Our clients include both state-operated and private psychiatric hospitals.

Barrins & Associates: CMS Compliance Support Experts

We are nationally recognized in the behavioral healthcare industry as specialists in CMS compliance. Based on our extensive work with psychiatric hospitals nationwide, we have a range of services to meet your CMS compliance needs.

Our consulting services for CMS compliance include:

CMS Compliance Training

We provide customized training to help your team understand the CMS CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines. Our team of CMS compliance experts also provide best practice examples of policies, plans, and templates that are CMS compliant.

Integrating CMS and TJC Requirements

We help your team understand how TJC standards and CMS CoPs fit together. Since TJC Hospital standards now incorporate the CMS B Tag requirements for psychiatric hospitals, it’s critical to understand how to meet both sets of requirements.

CMS Mock Survey

Our expert CMS compliance consultants conduct mock CMS surveys for psychiatric hospitals anticipating a full CMS survey – either subsequent to a complaint survey or as part of a Systems Improvement Agreement with CMS. Our CMS mock survey covers both the A Tags and B Tags and prepares your managers and staff for the rigor of a full CMS survey.

CMS Post Survey Support

We provide both off-site and on-site technical assistance to psychiatric hospitals responding to CMS complaint surveys and CMS validation surveys. Our CMS compliance specialists have worked with hospitals nationwide to help them develop their plans of correction and prepare for CMS resurveys in order to maintain their Medicare and Medicaid funding.

CMS Systems Improvement Agreements

We have worked with several psychiatric hospitals to fulfill the requirements of their Systems Improvement Agreements (SIAs) with CMS and maintain their standing as a Medicare provider. We have been officially approved by CMS to serve as the external consultants for SIAs that require this type of external review.

Why Are We the Right Choice for CMS Compliance Support Services?

Our nationwide experience with CMS surveys of psychiatric hospitals brings you cutting edge expertise in CMS compliance. Our team includes a former CMS nurse surveyor with 12 years’ experience surveying psychiatric hospitals across the country.

We’ve worked with psychiatric hospitals in every CMS region to achieve compliance and maintain deemed status. Our expert CMS compliance support services have been created to help your organization achieve successful outcomes.

If you’re anticipating a CMS survey, get the expertise you need for survey success. Let our CMS Compliance Support consultants provide the nationally recognized services that have made us a leader in the field for 20 years. Contact us today by calling 1-888-742-4621 or get in touch online by filling out our contact form.

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