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CMS, Compliance Plan, SNF Requirements

CMS Delays SNF Penalties for Phase 2

Posted by Donna Thiel on Fri, Aug 04, 2017

On June 30, the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group issued a memorandum outlining revisions to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP for Phase 2, F-Tag revisions, and several other related issues specific to the Requirements of Participation of nursing centers. The new CMS mandates include the minimum health and safety standards that skilled nursing facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid.

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Long Term Care, compliance, SNF, SNF Requirements

Part 3: SNF Requirements of Participation - Licensing

Posted by Donna Thiel on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

New Requirement in § 483.12 Freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Did you read the new Skilled Nursing Facility Requirements of Participation (ROP) section 483.12 carefully? In a document of nearly 200 pages and three columns of small print, sometimes it is easy to miss an important change. I read the new ROP multiple times and until just a few weeks ago I missed an important new requirement in the Freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation section. Hopefully, you aren’t like me and you saw this already but just in case I thought I would highlight the change for you and give you some great news about meeting this new requirement.

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Long Term Care, Complianc Plan, SNF, SNF Requirements

Part 2: SNF Requirements of Participation - One Bite At a Time

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, just follow the old adage, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time”. Treat the new Requirements as your elephant and break up the Requirements into small bite size pieces.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, I completely understand, but the good news is that the implementation of these Requirements is in three phases. The first of course went into effect November 28, 2016, but Phase II and III you have a little more time. Phase II goes into effect on November 28, 2017 but Phase III not until November 28, 2019.

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