Is Your Physician Putting You Out of Compliance?

Is your physician putting you out of compliance by not visiting their patients timely?  It’s pretty common for nursing homes to have to remind their docs several times that it’s time to see their nursing home patients.  Many physicians get so bus...

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Nursing Home Regulatory F-Tag List

Here is a list I put together of our federal regulations or F-tags.  There are a couple of nice lists online already, but they haven’t been recently updated. These are current as of January 15, 2010. Click below for a .pdf: F-Tag List for Nursing Hom...

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A Disturbing New Surveyor Trend

There is a trend I’m noticing in surveys recently when the surveyors are conducting staff interviews.  It seems some survey teams are having facility staff members write and sign statements outlining what they’ve done wrong as discovered in the s...

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An Administrator’s Best Friend

Here is a picture of a nursing home administrator’s best friend.  No, not my dog!  It’s the watermelon book sitting behind him. (Although, my Boston Terrier, Maverick,  ranks right up there, too!) The Long Term Care Survey book, F-tag book, or ...

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Scope & Severity – How Nursing Homes are Really Graded

Believe it or not, 90%+ of the staff members working in a nursing home have no idea of how the facility is assigned deficiencies (usually called tags or F-tags) or what the letter grade it receives actually means.  I am going to give you a quick and easy lo...

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