Long-Term Care

CMS has begun a 3-year pilot project to improve infection control assessment in nursing homes

MDS 3.0 Insider, March 4, 2016

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun a three-year pilot project to improve assessment of infection control and prevention regulations in nursing homes, hospitals, and during transitions of care.

All surveys during the pilot will be educational surveys (no citations will be issued) and will be conducted by a national contractor. New surveyor tools and processes will be developed and tested, focusing on existing regulations as well as recommended practices (such as those for antibiotic stewardship and transitions of care). Ten pilot surveys to be conducted in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 will occur in nursing homes.

 

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