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Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Releases Draft MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v 1.19.1

Manual posted for use with updated item sets beginning Oct. 1, 2024.

June 18, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Issues Updated Guidance to Surveyors on Plan of Correction Reviews and Revisits

Guidance clarifies that a facility’s POC should be limited to two submissions, and that if the state agency is unable to approve the POC after two submissions, they should reach out to the facility to confirm readiness and intention to request a revisit. Revisits are required for deficiencies at substandard quality of care, harm, and immediate jeopardy.

June 13, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

June SNF VBP Feedback Reports Now Available

Nursing homes have the opportunity to review their calculated rate and request corrections by July 3rd.

June 11, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Releases Final MDS 3.0 Item Sets Version 1.19.1

Item sets to take effect Oct. 1, 2024.

May 23, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

Upcoming Long-Term Care Open Door Forums

CMS has scheduled/rescheduled SNF, LTSS, and Home Health calls.

May 7, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

May 15th Marks Two Important Deadlines for Nursing Homes

PBJ staffing and NHSN annual staff Influenza Vaccination reports are due on the same date.

May 7, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

Nursing Home PBJ Data Due May 15th

Members should avoid the negative consequences of missed submissions and erroneous or incomplete data.

April 30, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Posts Updated Five-Star Technical Users' Guide

The updates to the guide include the four quality measures that are frozen at their January 2024 performance rates, the three staffing level measures that are frozen at their January 2024 performance rates, and the new staffing turnover penalty introduced at the April 2024 refresh.

April 25, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

CMS Shares Information on New Risk-Based Survey Pilot

First announced in December 2023, the approach would allow providers with consistent track records of high quality to receive a more focused survey that takes less time and fewer resources than a standard survey.

April 8, 2024

Survey, Clinical and Quality

DOH Provides Updates for Nursing Home Providers

DOH provided updates on infection control survey process and efforts to address complaints.

April 2, 2024
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