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On March 25, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has directed state agencies to suspend standard surveys for long term care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, home health agencies, ICFs, and hospices during a 3-week prioritization period from March 20–April 10.
On October 8, 2019 by Heidi Simpson
Surveyors are now looking at new areas based on 2019 legislative changes to the Comprehensive Licensure statutes. Learn what these new changes are and how MDH surveyors are incorporating them into assisted living surveys now by attending the Oct. 31 webinar Maintaining Compliance with Today’s Assisted Living Licensure Requirements. Register here.
On May 15, 2019 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) held a statewide regulatory call for care centers on May 13 and shared updates on commonly-cited deficiencies and other topics. MDH will post a recording and transcript of the call on its webpage shortly. Meanwhile, here are a few highlights from the call:
On May 14, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
A new report shows that over the course of a five-year period, 94% of the deficiencies cited on nursing home surveys were in the "less serious" categories defined as F or below on the scope and severity grid. However, the report also noted that 31% of nursing homes had at least one repeat deficiency during the review period.
On April 24, 2019 by Jeff Bostic
Our recent Housing with Services (HWS) legislative survey shows mixed results on the key workforce indicators we track annually. While employee vacancy rates declined for all HWS staff, employee turnover rose dramatically for home care aides.
On February 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry
The next Home Care Matters webinar, hosted by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
On January 8, 2019 by Roni Falck
Adult Day Services providers now have access to two new resources from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to help them remain compliant: a webinar on licensing surveys, regulations and expectations and several sample policies and forms.
On September 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
Medication management continues to be a frequently cited tag for Comprehensive Home Care surveys. Four of the 19 medication tags are in the top 10 most frequently cited almost 50 percent of the time. The October Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings will focus on medication management and provide information and resources to help you remain in compliance.
On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
LeadingAge Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and other stakeholders to develop another series of provider-surveyor joint training sessions for care centers. Specific locations are still being finalized, but the dates are confirmed: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. There will be two metro sessions, and one each in northern, central and southern Minnesota.
On September 12, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) surveyors will be piloting new survey forms over the next six weeks.
On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry
Effective July 1, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of survey results to state licensed only home care providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record. This change does not apply to Medicare certified home health agencies.
On August 7, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health has posted the recording and transcript of its July 16 statewide regulatory conference call for care centers.
On August 1, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
RSVP now to attend the ALNET meetings in August as we focus on stopping the trend we are seeing in survey citations related to Tag #870 - Contents of the Service Plan. Today more than 60 percent of the time this tag will be cited when surveyed.
On July 31, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry
Effective July 1, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of license survey results to providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record with MDH.
On July 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) held a statewide regulatory call for care centers on July 16 and provided updates on commonly-cited deficiencies and other topics. MDH recorded Monday’s call and will post the recording on its webpage within the next week, and it will remain archived there for 90 days. Here are notes from the call:
On May 9, 2018 by Jeff Bostic
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently posted updated results for both the Resident Quality of Life survey and Family Satisfaction survey to the MN Nursing Home Report Card web site.
On May 2, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA
For the first time since the Assisted Living Home Care (ALHC) comprehensive home care regulations were implemented three years ago, none of the most frequently cited correction orders were cited above 63 percent of the time.
On March 27, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
Minnesota care centers should receive high marks for their work to meet the federal emergency preparedness requirements that took effect Nov. 16, 2017!
On March 21, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
Now that Minnesota is roughly 100 days into the new care center survey process and implementation of the Phase 2 requirements, we have access to a decently-sized sample of survey data that helps us to identify trends.
On March 20, 2018 by Jonathan Lips
For a period of 12 months beginning in February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not use deficiencies cited on surveys on or after Nov. 28, 2017 in calculating the health inspection rating for the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System.