New SOM/OBRA Regulations! November 28th, 2017 Phase 2 Effective!

Phase II Effective November 28th, 2017! Are you ready? New SOM/OBRA Regulations with new tag numbers from 540-949 to be implemented by November 28th, 2017, Phase 2. We’ve been in the throes of final rule CMS regulatory changes that started in November 2016 and will continue through not just Phase 2, but also [...]

By | 2017-11-13T02:29:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|AIT|

More changes to State Medicare Operations Manual/SOM/OBRA!

AIT without Lesley Powell's Administrator In Training! CMS are working very hard to make the most recent changes to the SOM. Content from the old regulations has been re-arranged, revised and some completely new. The intention is to have the new tags in print by November 28, 2017 which is the implementation date [...]

By | 2017-07-31T02:53:03+00:00 July 31st, 2017|AIT, mega-rule, NAB, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

Mega-rule updates for AIT’s taking the NAB exam!

  The mega-rule updates for AIT’s taking the NAB exam starting in July 2017  is causing much stress to many individuals. The regulations have been reorganized, revised and new laws added. You got this! I've read articles that say that there haven't been any substantial changes to the Federal Regulations since 1991. That's not [...]

By | 2017-06-05T14:04:47+00:00 June 5th, 2017|AIT, NAB, SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|

Survey Exit! No scope & Severity Allowed.

Surveyors are now being very careful to only give facts during the survey process and/or exit. They aren’t allowed to make general statements such as “overall the facility is good”. They can only state facts for example, the number of residents affected. They have the discretion to provide you the F-tag that is deficient in [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:29:00+00:00 February 8th, 2017|SNF/OBRA Regulatory Updates|