Understanding the Latest LTC Regulatory and Survey Changes

Posted by LTCS on October 16, 2017

How to Write a Care PlanIn the latest updates published by CMS there is very little new. The big changes are the  Entrance Conference Form, Matrix for Providers, and guidelines on how long term care facilities should provide trauma-informed care.

The survey pathways simply list the surveyor guidance in a checklist form. Nothing in the pathways is outside already established federal regulations.

All LTCS manuals have been updated to include the new changes.

The CMS site, Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities has links for the complete Surveyor Guidance with changes marked by red italic font, the new forms, and all of the survey pathway checklists.

LTCS Federal and State Regulations Guide for long term care, nursing homes, and skilled nursing facilities