On November 12, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final co-location guidance for hospitals and other health care facilities.1 The guidance was immediately effective and provided clarity with respect to how such health care facilities can work collaboratively to provide care at a single location. The initial co-location guidance was issued on May 3, 2019. A link to the final guidance is located here.
Key takeaways from the final guidance include:
1. The hospital co-location guidance does not apply to critical access hospitals or private physician practices in leased or shared space agreements in hospitals.
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