Nursing Home Federal Requirements by James E. Allen MSPH PhD CNHA
Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols, 7th Edition

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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
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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 guidelinesRules for conducting the surveySummary of the requirements for long-term care facilities and surveyorsCMS 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 manualSummarization of federal requirementsUpdated definitions of Medicare and MedicaidCompliance requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964SNF/Hospice requirements when SNF serves hospice patientsSNF-based home health agenciesLife safety code requirementsChanges in SNF provider statusSurveyor qualifications standardsManagement of complaints and incidentsNew medical director guidelines


About James E. Allen MSPH PhD CNHA

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James E. Allen, MSPH, PhD, CNHA, is President of Long Term Care, a national resource website for information on the long-term care field. He was Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until 2006. Dr. Allen has 30+ years experience 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 U.S.
Published November 24, 2010 by Springer Publishing Company. 616 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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