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Federal Regulations for Certified Providers

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains oversight for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards for laboratories, acute and continuing care providers (including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies (HHAs), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, hospices, and other facilities serving Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries), and makes available to beneficiaries, providers/suppliers, researchers and State surveyors information about these activities. 

The survey (inspection) for this determination is done on behalf of CMS by the individual State Survey Agencies. The functions the States perform for CMS under the agreements in Section1864 of the Social Security Act (the Act) are referred to collectively as the certification process.

Health Standards Section (HSS) is the CMS State Survey Agency for Louisiana. 

The Medicare State Operation Manual Appendix contains a list of provider types that participate in the certification process.  The survey process, federal regulations and Interpretive Guidelines are also found in the Appendix.

Click the link below and locate the desired provider type, then left click the corresponding Appendix Letter to view information for that provider type.

Medicare State Operation Manual Appendix