Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS has made the COVID-19 LTC Surveyor Training available on the QSEP website. CMS provides this training description: “A brief training related to a focused COVID-19 survey for Nursing Homes surveyors. This is not mandatory, but is recommended for LTC surveyors.” This is what you’ll see when you access this short cut hyperlink:
Start the training session by viewing the Focused Survey for Nursing Homes video which is 16:50 minutes in length. It’s a good overview of what to expect during such a survey.
You can also access the training via the QSEP – Quality, Safety & Education Portal. If you travel this route, select the I’m a Provider button then select C on the alpha bar and scroll down to:
Selecting the Non-LTC Surveyor Training shows these options:
I have not completed this training yet, but I am working my way through it. I encourage you/your team to do the same. For more background information on the COVID-19 Focus Survey, check out my blogs:
- COVID-19 Focused Survey Folder Added to the Survey Resource Zip File
- CMS Announces Findings at Kirkland Nursing Home/New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections in light of COVID-19
Lastly, I encourage you to take advantage of 2 complimentary COVID-19 resources.