The 2011-2012 Top 10 Survey Deficiencies Cited by CMS

Monday, November 5, 2012: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Primary Presenter:
Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, CHC, LNC
Annette Kiser, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Area of Emphasis: Regulatory/ Compliance
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the top 10 hospice survey deficiencies identified by CMS for 2011-2012
2. Cite examples of hospice care practice which were responsible for citation of each of the 10 survey deficiencies
3. Identify measures for self assessment and compliance with each of the 10 survey deficiencies
CMS's Survey and Certification Office has disclosed the top 10 survey deficiencies cited by state surveyors during the hospice recertification process in fiscal year 2011-2012.  This session reviews the deficiencies from this CMS report, and then addresses each of them one by one—noting the related CoPs, actual examples from onsite surveys and measures your organization should be taking to be better prepared when state surveyors knocks on your door.
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