Category: Survey

Top 10 F-Tag citations in long-term care

According to Harmony Healthcare, the top 10 F-Tags in the January 2018 CASPER are the following. This list is based on standard surveys of nursing homes, and does not include complaint or special focus surveys. For help on survey compliance and citation avoidance, check out Survey Success for Long-Term Care: Reducing Citation Risk. Top 10 […]

Some information on new survey process shared, more guidance to be released soon

Several aspects of the new survey process being rolled out in Phase 2 of the revision to Requirements of Participation were discussed this week at the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services conference in Leesburg, VA. Evan Shulman, CMS Deputy Director in the Division of Nursing Homes, Survey and Certification Group, also promised that […]

OIG updates LEIE Database: Why should LTC providers be aware of this?

An updated List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) Database file has been released by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG), including all OIG exclusions and reinstatements made through February 2017. Why do LTC providers need to know about this? The OIG recommends long-term care providers check this list […]

CMS releases new information on civil money penalties imposed for a deficiency

On August 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo sent to state survey agency directors that states that every civil money penalty (CMP) imposed for a deficiency in a nursing home will be subject to escrow and the nursing home may request an independent informal dispute resolution. Effective October 1, […]