Recent additions to OIG work plan

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OIG updates this dynamic, web-based Work Plan monthly to ensure that it more closely aligns with the work planning process. The monthly update includes the addition of newly initiated Work Plan items, which can be found on the Recently Added Items page. Beginning in January 2020, completed Work Plan items will remain … Read More

Five-Star User’s Guide updated

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CMS posted an updated Five-Star User’s Guide on Friday, January 15, 2021.  I’ve italicized and underlined the key changes in each of the 3 areas of January 2021 Revisions (in the updated 29-page guide itself, all such verbiage found on page 2 is italicized). Health Inspection Rating Changes: Beginning with … Read More

NHSN data reporting updates

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NHSN Long Term Care Facility Component FAQs has been updated in January 2021.  This 15-page document covers a range of NHSN reporting topics from general to NHSN LTCF Annual Survey, enrollment, SAMS, UTI Event Protocol and Lab ID Event. The Surveillance for Weekly HCP & Resident COVID-19 Vaccination website has training slides, … Read More