CMS has recently issued guidance to state survey agencies on a number of issues, including: Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities (infection control programs); Surveying Facilities That Use Electronic Health Records; EMTALA Requirements and Options for Hospitals in a Disaster; Clarification of Ambulatory Surgical Center Interpretive Guidelines; Initial Surveys of CAH Distinct Part Units Changed to Tier 4 Priority Status; and Priority Order of Quality Indicator Survey National Implementation in States. In addition, CMS has issued guidance to State Medicaid Directors on the ARRA “prompt pay” requirements.