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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and health insurance portability standards.

To participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, hospitals and health systems must meet certain requirements and standards, called conditions of participation, that are set by CMS.

When the Medicare and Medicaid programs were first created by an act of Congress in 1965, Congress designated an agency to accredit hospitals to ensure they met the requirements for participation in the Medicare program. That accrediting agency is called the Joint Commission.

CMS has the authority to contract with other agencies to validate the findings of the Joint Commission and ensure hospitals are in compliance with CMS regulations. In Missouri, the state Department of Health and Senior Services has the authority to survey University of Missouri Health Care and other hospitals on behalf of CMS.

Surveys of University of Missouri Health Care by the Joint Commission and Department of Health and Senior Services are unannounced. They may be comprehensive and include all inpatient and outpatient facilities, or they may be limited in scope, or they may begin as limited surveys and be expanded to include a broader scope as CMS representatives decide is necessary.

All final CMS and DHHS reports related to the most recent University of Missouri Health Care surveys, as well as University of Missouri Health Care's responses, are available to the public for review below.

Nov. 26, 2012 CMS to MUHC

July 11, 2012 DHSS to MUHC (with MUHC responses included)

Nov. 17, 2011 DHSS to MUHC

April 25, 2011 CMS to MUHC

April 4, 2011 DHSS to MUHC

March 17, 2011 CMS to MUHC

March 11, 2011 MUHC to CMS

March 11, 2011 MUHC to CMS attachment

March 8, 2011 DHSS to MUHC

Feb. 22, 2011 DHSS to MUHC (with MUHC responses included)

Feb. 14, 2011 CMS to MUHC (with MUHC responses included) -- main document

Feb. 14, 2011 CMS to MUHC (with MUHC responses included) -- facilities document

Dec. 3, 2010 CMS to MUHC




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