Linda Elizaitis, RN, RAC-CT, BS, CIC is President of CMS Compliance Group, the regulatory compliance consulting firm that she founded to work owners and operators of post-acute, long term care, assisted living, home health, adult day and other providers. Linda oversees survey-related compliance issues for clients, including systems correction/enhancement related to immediate jeopardy citations, Directed plans of correction, Directed InService, Informal Dispute resolution (IDR) preparation and Independent Informal Dispute resolution (IIDR) preparation. She assists with plan of correction development and implementation, conducts regulatory compliance reviews, and works with clients to develop new programs or enhance existing ones.
Linda’s extensive hands-on experience includes the opening and relocation of post-acute facilities, medical record reviews for litigation, adult day program compliance, risk management program development, pressure ulcer prevention, and compliance reviews for assisted living, adult day care and home health care programs. Linda speaks regularly on key compliance issues including survey preparation, including for Long Term Living and McKnight’s “Super Tuesdays.” She is a repeat educator for New York State Health Facilities Association Foundation for Quality Care Nurse and has spoken for key industry organizations including LeadingAge, the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association (PHCA), Healthcare Association of New Jersey (HCANJ), and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Linda has been published in Provider, HCPro PPS Alert, ADVANCE for Long Term Care Management, About.com Assisted Living and Wayfair.
Prior to forming CMS Compliance Group, Linda was Vice President of Associated Geriatric Information Network, Inc. (AGIN, Inc.). Linda’s nursing background includes serving as a long-term care Director of Nursing, and prior to that as a surgical ICU Head Nurse. Linda is a Distinguished Graduate of St. Joseph’s College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, and is a graduate of the Sewickley Valley Hospital of Nursing.