Nursing Home Federal Requirements: Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols, 7th Edition

Nursing Home Federal Requirements: Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols, 7th Edition

by James E. Allen
     
 

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"[The book] lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book to prepare for a

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"[The book] lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book to prepare for a survey, they would be well prepared."

Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA
University of Missouri-Columbia
From Doody's Review

The Federal government, together with more than 50 advocacy groups, has spent the past 40 years writing and refining the rules and guidelines in this manual.

This book presents the latest federal guidelines and protocols used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It is an essential resource for long-term care facilities to have on hand to be ready for a survey at any time. It provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual-in print and at your fingertips for easy access.

Divided into four accessible and user-friendly parts, this manual includes:

  • Federal requirements and interpretive guidelines
  • Rules for conducting the survey
  • Summary of the requirements for long-term care facilities and surveyors
  • CMS forms commonly used by surveyors

    This newly updated and revised edition spans every aspect and service of a nursing home and represents the latest requirements to ensure that outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs are in place.

    New to This Edition:

    • Section on how to use manual
    • Summarization of federal requirements
    • Updated definitions of Medicare and Medicaid
    • Compliance requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • SNF/Hospice requirements when SNF serves hospice patients
    • SNF-based home health agencies
    • Life safety code requirements
    • Changes in SNF provider status
    • Surveyor qualifications standards
    • Management of complaints and incidents
    • New medical director guidelines

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Reviewer:Marcia K Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA(University of Missouri-Columbia)
    Description:The book lists the regulations, guidelines, procedures, and probes used by federal surveyors in certifying nursing homes for participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    Purpose:The claim is made that facilities which implement the federal guidelines will have outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs in place. Meeting the federal guidelines is a worthy objective and the book does provide the federal requirements with definitions, interpretive guidelines, and procedures that state surveyors use to evaluate homes during their licensing survey.
    Audience:The book is written for employees of long term care facilities and state surveyors. Individuals not familiar with federal LTC standards may find the book difficult to understand because there is no explanation of the terminology used in the regulations.
    Features:It lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book to prepare for a survey, they would be well prepared.
    Assessment:Knowing the interpretive guidelines used by surveyors would help nursing home staff to prepare for the annual survey visit. By knowing the definitions in the book, the staff would be better able to defend their decision-making at the home to explain how their actions do comply with the regulations.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780826107923
    Publisher:
    Springer Publishing Company
    Publication date:
    11/24/2010
    Sold by:
    Barnes & Noble
    Format:
    NOOK Book
    Pages:
    616
    Sales rank:
    1,025,565
    File size:
    7 MB

    Meet the Author

    James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP, is an associate professor of Health Policy and Administration Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of LongTermCareEducation.com, a national resource website for information on the long-term care field. He has 30-plus years of experience in teaching and conducting research in the field of health care administration. He taught courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in long-term care administration, medical ethics, and the organization and financing of health care delivery in the United States. He has provided legal consultation in long-term care litigation matters across 10 states.

    The website www.longtermcareedu.com (or www.ltce.com) provides more than 500 pages of state-by-state, up-to-date information on such subjects as:

    Becoming a nursing home administrator

    Becoming an assisted living administrator

    Exploring a career in long-term care

    Contacting the state licensing authority in each state

    Enrolling in college programs in each state

    Obtaining key publications in the long-term care field

    Getting continuing education units.

    Dr. Allen can be reached via e-mail through the website, or directly at jeallen@mindspring.com or jamesallen@unc.edu, or via phone (1-929-815-0387) or fax (1-919-953-6825). Continuing education units for both nursing home and assisted living administrators are also available through the website (www.LongTermCareEducation.com).

    Additional resources from Springer Publishing Company are available to persons preparing to become long-term care administrators :

    Nursing Home Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors , Eighth Edition: A user-friendly rendering of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing home inspection requirements.

    Nursing Home Administration , Seventh Edition: The definitive textbook of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator.

    Visit www.springerpub.com for more information

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