Conditions of participation (COP)

Standards a facility or supplier of services that wants to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program is required to meet. Conditions include meeting a legal definition of the particular institution or facility, conforming to state and local laws and having an acceptable utilization review plan. Appropriate state health department agencies conduct inspections to determine whether facilities meet conditions of participation.

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April 18

Spreading thanks

Houston and North Greenbush, NY 

Residents of Brazos Towers at Bayou Manor, a senior living community in Houston, recently held a virtual "gratitude party" for residents of Eastwyck Village of North Greenbush, NY, to thank them for their assistance after Hurricane Harvey.