Texas Facilities: HHSC LTC Regulation Uses Contract Agency for NF Surveys and Investigations

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

HHSC Long-term Care Regulation is contracting with CertiSurv.  CertiSurv is a contract agency that employs surveyors to assist states with survey needs.

LTCR selects and trains CertiSurv surveyors on Texas nursing facility survey procedures. The staff are SMQT qualified surveyors who assist with:

  • Recertification surveys
  • Investigations
  • Infection control surveys

They often have many years of survey experience, and they monitor CMS guidance, regulations, and process changes to stay up to date.

When on-site they will wear their CertiSurv badge for identification purposes. Treat them as HHSC staff.

Reach out the Regional Director in your facilities region with questions about CertiSurv staff.

This notification was posted October 26, 2021.