Linda Elizaitis discusses CMS Focused Surveys in Illinois

Please join CMSCG President Linda Elizaitis if you are a nursing home administrator, director of nursing, or other management-level position in the Chicago-area on March 9, 2016 for an all-day seminar on the CMS Focused Surveys.

CMS has continued to implement a more targeted survey approach, with three distinct Focused Surveys now underway.  The MDS Focused Survey, which verifies MDS accuracy and includes an assessment of staffing, was the first Focused Survey to be expanded last year.   Soon after, CMS expanded the Focused Dementia Survey in an effort to “cite poor dementia care and the overutilization of antipsychotic medication.”  The newest addition, a Focused Survey on Medication Safety Systems, zeros in on proper management of high risk medications and includes the new Adverse Drug Event Trigger Tool. All of these surveys can result in citations and enforcement action. Recently CMS released tools piloted in the Dementia Focused Surveys, which are expected to be emulated by traditional survey teams on future surveys.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Location: Hyatt Place (Schaumberg, IL)

View the brochure and register on the HIN website


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