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|

F490 Administration revisions in Medicare State Operations Manual (SOM) / OBRA.

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. -John Maxwell Revisions to Administration F490 SOM / OBRA. In November 2016 much articulation was given to F490 Administration. The additions explain what it means to meet the need of each resident. It’s not that the concept is [...]

By | 2017-06-19T17:56:38+00:00 June 19th, 2017|AIT, 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|