CMS Posts LTC Survey FAQs

By February 7, 2018News, Survey & Enforcement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a document entitled “Frequently Asked Questions Related to Long Term Care Regulations, Survey Process, and Training“.

The FAQs were last updated on January 26, 2018, and address the following subjects:

  • 483.10 Resident Rights
  • 483.12 Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
    • Reporting of Abuse
    • Restraints
  • 483.15 Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
  • 483.20 Resident Assessments
  • 483.21 Comprehensive Resident Centered Care Plans
  • 483.24 Quality of Life
  • 483.25 Quality of Care
  • 483.30 Physician Services
  • 483.35 Nursing Services
  • 483.40 Behavioral Health Services
  • 483.45 Pharmacy Services
    • F756
    • F758483.50 Laboratory, Radiology, and Other Diagnostic Services
  • 483.55 Dental Services
  • 483.60 Food and Nutrition Services
  • 483.65 Specialized Rehabilitative Services
  • 483.70 Administration (F838 Facility Assessment)
  • 483.75 Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
  • 483.80 Infection Control
  • 483.85 Compliance and Ethics Program
  • 483.90 Physical Environment
  • 483.95 Training Requirements
  • LTC Survey Process Training
  • LTC survey Process
    • Offsite Prep
    • Facility Entrance
    • Facility Task
    • Initial Pool Process
    • Sample Selection
    • Investigation
    • Ongoing and Other Survey Activities
    • Potential Citations
  • Complaints/Facility Reported Incidents
  • Software Questions
    • Investigation
    • Sample Finalization
    • Resident Manager
    • Interviews, Observations, and Record Review
    • Data Sharing
  • General Questions

For questions about the survey process for SNFs, please contact Carol Rolf, Michele Conroy, Margaret Chamberlain, Christopher Tost, Vickie Burlew or Dusty Ellinger.