• Fall Prevention – Avoiding F323 Citations

    February 02, 2016

    Don’t be a victim!  Avoid citations related to F323!

    The interpretive guidelines clarify areas such as resident supervision, hazard identification and resident risk, falls, unsafe wandering/elopement, environmental assessment of hazards, and resident-to-resident altercations. The investigative protocol explains objectives and procedures surveyors will need for their investigation. Deficiency categorization provides severity guidance for the determination of the correct level of ...

  • Infection Control Pilot Project

    January 17, 2016

    Memo # 16-05-ALL

    Posting Date 2015-12-23

    Fiscal Year 2016

     Memorandum Summary

    • Project Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun a three year pilot project to improve assessment of infection control and prevention regulations in nursing homes, hospitals, and during transitions of care.

    • Survey details: All surveys during the pilot will be educational surveys (no citations will be ...

  • AHCA/NCAL Applauds Supreme Court Decision Not to Review Skilled Nursing Care Center Arbitration Case

    January 14, 2016

    Washington, D.C. — The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) applauds the U.S. Supreme Court for reaffirming the principals, tenets and protections afforded to individuals under arbitration. The Association commented on the high court’s refusal to review a Texas Supreme Court case decision that holds that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts the arbitration enforcement ...
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