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OIG Nudges CMS with Compendium of Priority Recommendations (3/14)

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its March 2014 Compendium of Priority Recommendations, outlining some of the key initiatives that it has provided recommendations for that have not yet been satisfactorily addressed. There are many recommendations that will impact skilled nursing facilities, particularly around the survey process. Here’s a recap of the OIG’s recommendations for promoting compliance and reducing fraudulent billing.

Addressing resident harm, questionable resident hospitalizations and inappropriate drug use

Improving emergency preparedness and response in nursing homes

Improving care planning efforts and discharge planning in nursing homes

Should your facility require assistance in any of these areas, CMS Compliance Group’s knowledgeable consultants can provide assistance. Contact us today.

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