Advice on what to do during and after a CMS survey.

Appendix A just deals with hospitals. If you work for a different type of facility, use this table of contents to find the appendix you need.

A list of all current CMS CoPs for hospitals. It comes with some additional info on the CMS survey process too. It’s also available on the CMS website at

A chart comparing different facets of CMS, CIHQ, DNV-GL, HFAP, and The Joint Commission. Costs, scoring processes, governing bodies, resources, and much more.

When visiting a hospital, surveyors use this worksheet to confirm an organization’s compliance with the Discharge Planning CoPs. Use it to test your facility before surveyors arrive.

When visiting a hospital, surveyors use this worksheet to confirm an organization’s compliance with the QAPI CoPs. Use it to test your facility before surveyors arrive.

A short quiz on CMS’ emergency preparedness CoPs.

Changing or picking a new AO for your facility takes effort, but sometimes it’s what’s best your organization. This article tells you what you need to consider before looking for a new accreditor.

A quick read explaining how CMS and Accrediting Organizations function.