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Nursing Homes

CMS Compliance Group’s interdisciplinary team of nursing home consultants helps organizations achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory standards.

CMSCG consultants have extensive experience working with nursing facility owners and operators to ensure that their organizations provide the highest quality of care and services. Whether you need help with a targeted initiative or require assistance with a project involving multiple disciplines, we can partner with your organization to develop a custom solution to help you achieve your goals.

Nursing Home Consulting Services

Survey Preparedness

If your nursing home is preparing for survey, CMS Compliance Group can help. Our nursing home Mock Surveys help identify potential exposure points that need to be addressed for compliance. Our detailed findings assist clients with what areas need more focus – including those being identified by survey teams in their geographic area.

Full team Mock Survey/ Quality Reviews and Focused/Targeted Mock Survey services available. Medical Record/ Documentation Auditing is available on-site and remote.

Post-Survey Assistance

CMSCG consultants can also work with your facility once your survey concludes. We will help you develop and implement your Plan of Correction, leveraging our strong understanding of the required components for acceptance and best practices for implementation within required time frames.

Directed Plan of Correction and Directed Inservice services are available.

IDR/ IIDR Assistance is also available for clients who wish to dispute a citation.

Immediate Jeopardy

If your nursing home is in Immediate Jeopardy, CMSCG can help. Our experienced compliance consultants work with your organization to expediently develop the immediate plan to remove the IJ. CMSCG can assist with Inservice education and assist in developing your response to the regulatory agency, as well as assist with revision of pertinent policies & procedures.

Once the IJ has been removed, we will assist with monitoring and oversight to assist with corrective actions and compliance.

Clinical Consulting

CMSCG’s clinical consultants can assist your nursing department with its initiatives. We will help develop or strengthen existing clinical programs, develop protocols and help establish policies and procedures for all clinical areas to ensure you provide the highest quality of care and services. Poor care puts your facility at risk for citations, civil monetary penalties (CMPs) and can even result in legal action against your organization.

Behavioral Health

If your IDT is struggling to provide effective care to your residents with behavioral health concerns, such as Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), Serious Mental Illness (SMI), or other behaviors that cannot be easily managed, CMS Compliance Group can assist you. We can guide you in understanding Trauma-Informed Care and how to meet your residents’ needs.

 

Social Services Consulting

CMSCG consultants assist Social Work departments with development and implementation of policies and procedures, conduct program reviews, and conduct medical record reviews.

If you’re concerned about a Social Services-related area, we can provide guidance and consultative assistance to help fix the issue.

Food & Nutrition Consulting

CMS Compliance Group’s dietary consultants can assist both your Food Service and Nutrition departments with compliance and quality. Whether you need help improving your dining experience or need consultation from an RD, we can help.

Environmental/ Life Safety Consulting

CMSCG’s Life Safety, Maintenance/ Engineering and Fire Safety consultants understand the intricacies of facilities management and ensuring your building is compliance with all codes and regulations.

 

Operations Consulting

Even the most experienced nursing home management teams sometimes have a compliance question or need an “outside” set of eyes to help problem-solve. CMS Compliance Group’s consultants have significant knowledge and experience with all regulatory requirements and how to organize and improve operations to meet those standards.

Quality Improvement & QAPI

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement is at the heart of CMSCG’s nursing home consulting services.

We offer a wide breadth of QA monitoring services and other assistance, including assistance with reviewing and updating your QAPI plan, to help improve your outcomes. Whether you need help implementing an effective QA Program, assistance with proactive auditing or help with a PIP, CMSCG can assist you.

Education & Training

CMSCG’s team helps ensure your nursing home education needs are met so staff from all departments are knowledgeable regarding your policies & procedures and their assigned responsibilities. Whether your IDT could use a refresher on the care planning process, your staff could benefit from customer service training, or you need a consultant to develop competencies for your facility, CMSCG has got you covered.

Mentoring/ On-Boarding

Whether you have a new Director or employee who has been promoted to a new supervisory role, CMSCG’s interdisciplinary consultants can assist with on-boarding and mentoring your staff. Our consultants will work hands-on with department heads and management to help ensure their departments operate efficiently and they have the knowledge and skills to effectively fulfill their duties.

 

Legal/ Expert Witness Services

CMSCG consultants can conduct a comprehensive medical record review for litigation purposes and provide comprehensive summary reports of clinical findings.

CMSCG consultants can also assist in legal proceedings by acting as an expert witness for the provider’s legal team in healthcare-related proceedings for skilled nursing and long-term care.

Special Focus Facilities (SFF)

Special Focus Facilities are subject to more surveys and additional oversight than other nursing homes. CMS Compliance Group offers nursing facilities that have been designated as SFFs assistance with major issues, systems assessments, staff retraining and compliance monitoring.

We work with SFFs to help improve and maintain quality until improvement is shown or the facility graduates from the Special Focus Facilities list.

Department-Specific Projects, Assessments & Consultation

Whether you need a consultant to assess your Nursing department, conduct a risk assessment, or assist with training or mentoring of management and supervisory-level staff, CMSCG can help.

Our team has a wide range of nursing home consulting experience. If your organization has a compliance or quality initiative you need help with, contact us to discuss how we can help you develop a solution.

“The CMSCG consulting team is an essential part of our survey readiness plan for our facilities. Their mock surveys provide a comprehensive look at every department to ensure we can take timely corrective actions to address the issues they identify.”
- Operator
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