Q&A: What is the CMS definition of elopement? AAPACN NAC / Q&A / Survey and Regulatory Compliance December 14, 2021 December 14, 2021 Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Question: I am trying to find the CMS definition of elopement. What exactly do they call an elopement? Answer by Scott Heichel RN, RAC-MT, RAC-CTA, DNS-CT, QCP, ICC, IPCO: The State Operations Manual, appendix...Oops! This is member-only content. Please login, sign up for a full membership, or sign up for a free 30-day trial membership to access this content.