CMS Webinar on W249 – Active Treatment Implementation

W249 CMS Surveyor Training Webinar Available for Viewing: Please click on the link below to access the webinar presented by Melissa Rice of CMS Baltimore office and David Piotrowski, Federal Contract Surveyor of ICFs/IID. The topic of the webinar is W249 – Active Treatment is implemented once the IPP is developed. The webinar was developed as a result of a Quality Assurance project conducted by CMS in which they reviewed select survey reports from various regions and reviewed the data on how often this regulation is cited. The goal of the webinar is to increase consistency across the country among survey agencies. The training provides an overview of W249, presents various scenarios for possible citation and covers the principles of documentation that should be followed when surveyors write up a finding. Run time is 99 minutes. This link will take you to the site and open up the presentation through Adobe Presenter. You may be asked to download or update your Adobe program.

 

https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/w249-archive

CMS Webinar on W369 – Medication Errors

W369 CMS Surveyor Training Webinar Available for Viewing: Please click on the link below to access the webinar presented by Melissa Rice of CMS Baltimore office and Virginia Meehan, Federal Contract Surveyor of ICFs/IID. The topic of the webinar is W369 – All drugs are administered without error. The webinar was developed as a result of a Quality Assurance project conducted by CMS in which they reviewed select survey reports from various regions and reviewed the data on how often this regulation is cited. The goal of the webinar is to increase consistency across the country among survey agencies. The training provides an overview of W369, presents various scenarios for possible citation and covers the principles of documentation that should be followed when surveyors write up a finding. Run time is 72 minutes. This link will take you to the site and open up the presentation through Adobe Presenter. You may be asked to download or update your Adobe program.

https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/icf-iid-archive/

Resources on Guardianship Issues Developed for Quality Trust

“Resource Material Regarding Informed Consent and Capacity Assessments” is a 6 page document prepared for the Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities as a part of the
Guardianship/Informed Consent Project. The document includes articles, books, position statements, state specific information that resulted from research into the topic of Informed Consent and Guardianship. For more information on the Quality Trust, go to http://www.dcqualitytrust.org.

Link: http://www.dcqualitytrust.org

 

CMS Survey and Certification Web Site

the web site for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Survey and Certification can be reached via the link below.

CMS maintains oversight for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards for laboratories, acute and continuing care providers (including hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies (HHAs), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, hospices, and other facilities serving Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries), and makes available to beneficiaries, providers/suppliers, researchers and State surveyors information about these activities.

The survey (inspection) for this determination is done on behalf of CMS by the individual State Survey Agencies. The functions the States perform for CMS under the agreements in Section1864 of the Social Security Act (the Act) are referred to collectively as the certification process. This includes, but is not limited to:

A. Identifying Potential Participants – Payment for health services furnished in or by entities that meet stipulated requirements of the Act. Identification includes those laboratories seeking to participate in the CLIA program.

B. Conducting Investigations and Fact-Finding Surveys – Verifying how well the health care entities comply with the “conditions of participation” (CoPs) or requirements. This is referred to as the “survey process.”

C. Certifying and Recertifying – Certifications are periodically sent to the appropriate Federal or State agencies regarding whether entities, including CLIA laboratories, are qualified to participate in the programs.

D. Explaining Requirements – Advising providers and suppliers, and potential providers and suppliers in regard to applicable Federal regulations to enable them to qualify for participation in the programs and to maintain standards of health care consistent with the CoPs and Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) requirements.

NOTE: The Survey and Certification Letters are on this page! Click on the last link on the left-hand side of this screen titled, “Policy & Memos for States and Regions.”

Link: http://http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/index.html?redirect=/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/