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The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

All skilled nursing homes are subject to state and federal inspections. State licensing requires inspections (every nine to fifteen months on average) while participation in the  federal Medicare/Medicaid program requires a home be made available for surveys.  State licensing standards generally follow Federal certification standards making the regulation of skilled nursing homes largely uniform between states. … Continue reading

Steps for Passing a SNF Inspection

Steps for Passing a SNF Inspection

Managing a skilled nursing home requires a continued, concentrated focus on practice, procedure and administration. State inspectors will, on average,  inspect a facility every nine to fifteen months and their presence often causes panic in the staff. Advance notice of a survey will make preparing for one easier. The best way to handle a surprise … Continue reading