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Avoiding the Top Five Survey Deficiencies
Thursday, September 05, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

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A bad survey can create many problems for a provider, from disrupting a plan of correction to potential termination of Medicare provider agreement and/or license.  Avoiding a bad survey requires providers to maintain compliance.  Awareness of surveyors’ focus areas helps to ensure compliance.  Medicare also helps this effort by sharing industry survey data.  This seminar will look at current survey data and trends to identify areas of significant survey focus. 

In addition, CMS recently revised Appendix Q of the State Operations Manual, which governs immediate jeopardy determinations and enforcement.  Since publication of the revised Appendix Q, there has been a noticeable increase in surveys resulting in immediate jeopardy determinations.  This program will review key changes to Appendix Q to help providers understand what can lead to immediate jeopardy determinations, as well as compliance strategies for areas of heightened surveyor focus.  Join us to learn how your agency’s compliance program can help maintain compliance between surveys and some strategies for use during the survey.