Tag: survey

Employee Burnout Is at the Top of the Stressor List

In 2020, the world has dramatically changed, from COVID-19, which greatly impacted our daily lives and the world of work, to protests that shine a light on injustice and oppression. Organizations are looking to understand how all of this impacts their employees—how are they doing, and how can I be of support? Since March 18, […]

New Podcast: Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs

Long-term care regulatory expert Stefanie Corbett, DHA, discusses the new requirement for states released this week that require them to survey certain SNFs for infection control, along with reviewing reopening guidance for SNFs. Today, we’ll be talking about the Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs Post-Acute Advisor · Infection Control Surveys and Reopening SNFs Listen […]

How has COVID-19 affected your facility?

As COVID-19 spreads throughout the U.S., LTC providers face unique challenges to keep their high-risk residents safe. In an effort to fully understand the challenges SNFs are currently facing as a result of the virus, we’d like readers to complete a survey to tell us about their challenges. In order to aid home health and […]

CMS to exclusively focus surveys on infection control, other serious safety threats

CMS announced this week that, effective immediately, state survey agencies and accrediting organizations will suspend all non-emergency inspections across the country to allow inspectors to turn their focus toward infection control and other serious threats to safety, such as abuse. This change is in direct response to the threat COVID-19 spread. CMS is also issuing three […]

Survey preparation experts will share their top tips on Wednesday, March 7

It’s important that providers understand how the new survey process differs from prior survey cycles and what to expect from surveyors before they arrive at the facility. On Wednesday, March 7, from 1:00-2:00pm, ET survey preparation experts Reginald M. Hislop III, PhD, and Diane R. Hislop, RN, will help providers prepare for the new QIS-driven […]

Four survey readiness activities to try now

Editor’s note: The following post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s new title, Survey Success for Long-Term Care: Reducing Citation Risk, by Diane Hislop, RN, a resource including practical, efficient ways to train and educate staff, perform internal audits and monitoring checks, and stay on top of the survey process. Survey readiness is a 24-hour/365-days-a-year […]

SNF M&A: The Provider Number Trap

Editorial Note: This post has been republished with permission from the author, Reg’s blog. Over my career, I have done a fair amount of merger and acquisition (M&A) work, including: Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) Home health agencies (HHA) Physician practices Hospice While each deal has many nuances and issues, none […]

Obstructing audits could now result in providers’ exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid

A new rule published on the federal register today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that all individuals and entities convicted of interfering with or obstructing audits and investigations may face exclusion from Medicare and Medicaid. The HHS Office of Inspector General will be limited to a 10-year timeframe to pursue […]

Common deficiencies found in MDS 3.0 assessments

In a memo published November 4, CMS highlights common deficiencies and errors found among MDS 3.0 assessments in long-term care facilities. These inaccuracies are reflected in the results of the organization’s FY2015 MDS Focused Surveys. In total, 56 deficiencies (F-tags) were cited. The most frequently cited deficiencies include: F278 – MDS Accuracy F356 – Posted […]