Top Trending Nursing Home Deficiencies – 2017

Using the most recently available Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from the end of February (2/28/17), we ran a quick analysis to see what deficiencies have been highly cited for the first few months of 2017 across the country – and found no surprises. There is usually a slight lag in data reporting, so the volume of citations tends to be low, but these F-tags are usually trending right up near the top annually regardless:

  • F-371 – Food Safety Requirements
  • F-431 – Drug Records, Labeling/Storage Drugs & Biologicals
  • F-441 – Infection Prevention and Control Program
  • F-323 – Accidents
  • F-329 – Unnecessary Drugs

Is your facility preparing for survey? CMS Compliance Group’s interdisciplinary compliance consulting team can help get you ready with a focused mock survey that looks at specific facility-identified trouble areas, or a traditional mock survey with a group of our consultants. Our team includes:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Registered Dietitians
  • ME/ Life Safety Consultants
  • Technology and Risk Consultants

Contact us today to learn about how our consultants can help one or all of your departments get ready for survey.

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