Two essential resources combined into one publication Navigating the CMS Web site to find accurate Medicare and Medicaid hospital regulations is a difficult and confusing task, and printing out hundreds of pages is costly and time-consuming. HCPro has taken the most recent version of CMS’ Conditions of Participation and the corresponding Interpretive Guidelines—including the new prescriptive guidelines for anesthesia services—and reprinted them in an easy-to-use format. New in this edition: Now includes May 2010 update of Anesthesia Services Condition of Participation, which defines in detail who can administer and monitor various anesthesia services The most recent CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) and Interpretive Guidelines (IG), released in June 2009 The 2009 EMTALA regulations and corresponding Interpretive Guidelines Major CMS updates made in October 2008, including recent restraint and seclusion regulation changes An introduction to help you navigate and track future updates on the CMS Web site This book will help you: Be in compliance with new anesthesia guidelines Save time looking up CMS regulations - both the CoPs and the IGs are combined into one hard copy publication Easily recognize specific changes to CMS regulations - including recent restraint and seclusion regulation changes - through highlighted copy called out in the text Avoid the inconvenience and expense of having to print regulations from the CMS Web site Prepare for a CMS site visit using the included detailed description of CMS survey protocol Take a look at the Table of Contents Preface: Navigating the CMS Web site CMS Introduction: Survey Protocol CMS Hospital Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines CMS Hospital EMTALA Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines Praise for CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation and Interpretive Guidelines "We bought it at Winchester Medical Center because accessing the online conditions and interpretive guidelines is often challenging, takes a long time, and it is hard to navigate the CMS site. It is a handy reference that permits us to quickly answer questions, provide clarification, and even copy a page for a work group." --Cynthia Rawlinson Corporate Director of Quality Valley Health System Winchester, VA Save time searching the CMS Website for the regulations and interpretations you need.