Tuesday June 27, 2017
Nursing home surveys are conducted in accordance with survey
protocols and Federal requirements to determine whether a citation
of non-compliance is appropriate. Consolidated Medicare and
Medicaid requirements for participation (requirements) for Long
Term Care (LTC) facilities (42 CFR part 483, subpart B) were first
published in the Federal Register on February 2, 1989 (54 FR 5316).
The requirements for participation were recently revised to reflect
the substantial advances that have been made over the past several
years in the theory and practice of service delivery and safety.
The revisions were published in a final rule that became effective
on November 28, 2016.
The survey protocols and interpretive guidelines serve to
clarify and/or explain the intent of the regulations. All surveyors
are required to use them in assessing compliance with Federal
requirements. Deficiencies are based on violations of the
regulations, which are to be based on observations of the nursing
home's performance or practices.
The attachment below contains the PowerPoint from CMS relating
to the new survey process effective November 28, 2017.
Click here to download the attachment