CMS Posts Two (2) New Survey-Related Documents

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

CMS has posted two (2) new documents that merit review by all LTC providers:

Frequently Asked Questions Related to LTC Regulations, Survey Process and Training

  • 21 pages in length, dated January 12, 2018.
  • Specific questions are answered related to specific §483 regulations, F-tags, LTC survey process, training, potential citations, complaints, FRIs (facility-reported incidents), software and general questions.

LTCSP Interim Paper-Based Onsite Revisit Instructions

  • 6 pages in length, no date provided on the document nor on the CMS website with other LTC survey documents.
  • Page 6 is landscape (important when printing this PDF document). This is the chart for Revisit/Date of Compliance Policy, based on potential multiple revisits. Provides information on substantial compliance vs. old deficiencies corrected but continuing noncompliance at specific SQC levels. This chart also provides examples of acceptable evidence.

Be sure to share these documents with all LTC staff and consultants involved in your facility’s survey process. There is a wealth of information in both documents.