LTC Survey Process – Updated Documents Posted

By Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP, Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

In early December 2017, CMS posted a LCSP Mapping Document.  Below is a sample (Page 1 of 21) of this document:

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This mapping document looks to be a useful resource for survey preparation.  You’ll also find this mapping document in Excel format (sortable) in the Survey Resources file.  Keep reading for information on where to find the LTCSP Mapping Document in that format.

Additionally, CMS updated the Critical Element Pathway for Resident Council – CMS-20057.  That CE Pathway is found at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/GuidanceforLawsAndRegulations/Nursing-Homes.html.   Scroll down the page to Downloads and select the Survey Resources zip file:

Beneath this zip file you’ll see these documents:

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Once in the Survey Resources file, select Survey Forms then CE Pathways Facility Tasks, also a zip file.  CMS-20057 is found in with other CE Pathways.  Note that this is also the file where the sortable LTCSP Mapping Document is found.

Nursing Homes – Medicare and Medicaid Programs_Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities is a CMS website you’ll want to bookmark and check frequently for updated material.