Update on New CMS Survey Process for LTC Providers
The new process combines the best of the traditional survey process and the QIS survey process. Directly, the concepts of the new survey process will be a focus on residents and resident experiences. This direction will allow surveyors to steer away from rigid yes or no answers to open-ended questions and bring in a conversation ...
CMS Revision of Civil Money Penalty(CMP) Policies and Analytic Tool
On Friday, July 7th, 2017, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released the Revision of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Policies ...
LeadingAge Stresses Need for Changes to Revised Nursing Home Requirements
LeadingAge’s comments focused on the following areas: Grievance process Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Discharge Notices Abuse Reporting Electronic Health Records Facility Assessment Infection Prevention and Control Cumulative ...
CMS Issues S&C Letter Outlining Facility Responsibilities Relating to Water Management Policies
Specifically, CMS expects Medicare certified healthcare facilities to have An industry standard calling for the development and implementation of water management programs in large or complex building water systems to reduce the risk of legionellosis was published in 2015 by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air ...
CMS Proposes to Revise Arbitration Agreement Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities
CMS states the proposed arbitration revisions “would help strengthen transparency in the arbitration process, reduce unnecessary provider burden and support residents’ rights to make informed decisions about important aspects of their health care.” The CMS proposed rule includes the following provisions: