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CMS releases updates to quality of life F-tags

 

Contemporary Long-Term Care Weekly, June 18, 2009

 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released several revisions to its Quality of Life F-tags. The revisions under the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP, Guidance for Surveyors went into effect on June 12, 2009.

 

The following F-tags were revised:

 

  • F172 Access and Visitation Rights
  • F175 Married Couples
  • F241 Dignity
  • F242 Self-Determination and Participation
  • F246 Accommodation of Needs
  • F247 Notice Before Room or Roommate Change
  • F252 Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment
  • F256 Adequate and Comfortable Lighting
  • F371 Sanitary Conditions
  • F461 Resident Rooms
  • F463 Resident Call System

In addition to the revisions, CMS deleted F255, Private Closet Space, and moved the regulatory language to F461, Resident Rooms.

 

 

 

Go to the link below & once there click on the

CMS'Tramsmittal 48 it willopen up as a pdf file (adobe)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/transmittals/downloads/R48SOMA.pdf

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Good Article Pen!

 

I would advise that everyone actually read the guidance for surveyors. In Georgia, they are using this guidance for thier surveys.

 

bigchris

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this worries me. we have a younger alert and oriented resident who can be a bit picky, for lack of better words. she is married and we have had many problems with this couple. i won't go into specifics, but they are pushing us as far as they can. we are trying to accomodate, but it is just too much. we have ran out of options.

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this worries me. we have a younger alert and oriented resident who can be a bit picky, for lack of better words. she is married and we have had many problems with this couple. i won't go into specifics, but they are pushing us as far as they can. we are trying to accomodate, but it is just too much. we have ran out of options.

 

Kayla

Be sure that you (& all the other departments) document document document -- this will cover you with State -- By showing that you have done everything to try & meet their needs & how they responded (very important)

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CMS releases updates to quality of life F-tags

 

Contemporary Long-Term Care Weekly, June 18, 2009

 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released several revisions to its Quality of Life F-tags. The revisions under the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP, Guidance for Surveyors went into effect on June 12, 2009.

 

The following F-tags were revised:

 

  • F172 Access and Visitation Rights
  • F175 Married Couples
  • F241 Dignity
  • F242 Self-Determination and Participation
  • F246 Accommodation of Needs
  • F247 Notice Before Room or Roommate Change
  • F252 Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment
  • F256 Adequate and Comfortable Lighting
  • F371 Sanitary Conditions
  • F461 Resident Rooms
  • F463 Resident Call System

In addition to the revisions, CMS deleted F255, Private Closet Space, and moved the regulatory language to F461, Resident Rooms.

 

 

 

Go to the link below & once there click on the

CMS'Tramsmittal 48 it willopen up as a pdf file (adobe)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/transmittals/downloads/R48SOMA.pdf

 

WOW...This was very informative. I have been asking my AD where to find information like this and not been given a clear answer. I am glad to find that the information is all located in one "space." Thank you so much for posting this!

 

Deana

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