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Accessible and user-friendly, this updated edition contains information that is essential for nursing home administrators as well as educators and professionals preparing for licensure. It presents the latest federal guidelines and the procedures used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid. It is the only text that provides a comprehensive index to nursing home federal requirements.
The volume spans every aspect and service of a nursing home, from telephone access and comfortable lighting to urinary incontinence treatment and proper drug storage. Administrators who implement these regulations will ensure outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs in place.
New to the Fifth Edition is inclusion of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Forms used by surveyors.
Short table of contents by Federal Tag numbers
Detailed table of contents by subject
List of forms used by surveyors (see Appendix A)
Federal requirements and guidelines
Survey procedures for long-term care facilities
Appendix A: Forms used by surveyors