• OIG Mid-Year Update to Work Plan

    July 21, 2016

    The OIG has posted a mid-year update to its work plan. Are you visiting the OIG website on a regular basis to educate yourself on focus areas for LTC? If not, consider flagging your calendar to do so on a quarterly basis.  There are three new reports pending re: SNFs/NFs posted, please visit the link below. As always, should you have any questions, contact ...

  • OIG Informs KAHCF of More Changes in Survey Enforcement Process

    July 07, 2016

    In a conference call with the Office of Inspector General, KAHCF was informed that another change is immediately in effect for the survey enforcement process. Sanctions have previously been issued when facilities had surveys with the noncompliance scope & severity of G level (actual harm) or higher on a current survey as well as on the previous standard survey (standard, ...

  • Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) and You!

    June 23, 2016

    The rate of C diff infections in the US and the world have increased in the last decade along with associated morbidity and mortality. CDI (clostridium difficile infection) symptoms can range from mild diarrhea to severe cases including pseudomembranous colitis and toxic megacolon and death.

    It is estimated that the incidence of CDI in 2011 in the US was 95.3 ...

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