Tag: F-tags

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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How to Write a Nursing Home Resident’s Discharge Notice and Stay Out of Hot Water!

If you have recently accepted a new facility, one of the first things you need to do is review their discharge policy and the discharge letter/notification they are using – if they are using one at all. Many facilities do not have a standard template fo...

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Nursing Home Regulations: F-151

Taken From the State Operations Manual Appendix PP – Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities  F151 §483.10(a) Exercise of Rights §483.10(a)(1) The resident has the right to exercise his or her rights as a resident of the facility and as a ...

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Nursing Home Regulations: F-150

Taken From the State Operations Manual Appendix PP – Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities F150 §483.5 Definitions (a)Facility defined. For purposes of this subpart “facility” means, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or a nursing facili...

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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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