Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to the New ESRD Conditions for Coverage

In order to promote common understandings and consistency of standards and expectations regarding the new ESRD CfCs, we are distributing a series of FAQs that are related to those CfCs. The first of this series of Questions and Answers (Wave One) is attached to this memorandum


Implementation of the Life Safety Code Component for the New ESRD Conditions for Coverage

The major portions of the new ESRD Conditions for Coverage became effective on October 14, 2008. The Life Safety Code (LSC) components of these regulations became effective on February 9, 2009.


Approval of Deeming Authority of Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. for Hospitals

This memorandum announces the CMS decision to approve Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV Healthcare) for recognition as a national accreditation program for hospitals seeking to participate in the Medicare program.


Organ Transplant Program Interpretive Guidelines

Advance Copy of the Interpretive Guidelines to be published in a new Appendix X of the State Operations Manual.


Transplant Surveys: Guidance for Citing Condition and Standard-Level Deficiencies

This memorandum provides guidelines for new transplant regulations


Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

On July 15, 2008, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 was enacted, making changes to the Medicare program.  Click on the links below for more information on how these changes will affect the renal community. 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

In 1996 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) issued a set of national standards for the protection of
certain health information.






Last updated on: July 15, 2013