CMS survey - URGENT!

  1. Hello!

    Could someone tell me, which questionnaires CMS uses to assess nursing facilities? Do you know, where I can find any samples or how they are called?

    I have to write my thesis at the moment and need that information urgently!

    Thanks for any help!

    Burkhard
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  3. by   RNPATL
    Quote from Avenger78
    Hello!

    Could someone tell me, which questionnaires CMS uses to assess nursing facilities? Do you know, where I can find any samples or how they are called?

    I have to write my thesis at the moment and need that information urgently!

    Thanks for any help!

    Burkhard
    CMS has a web site that offers all the information you need. For nursing home surveys ... you can get the guidelines as well as the federal register for nursing home regulations.

    If for some reason you can not find the guidelines that you need .... go to your State web site for licensed professionals and look for the Board of Nursing Home Administrators .... typically, State Boards offer a link to the CMS guidelines for nursing homes. In addition, if that fails, you can go to the Florida Health Care Association web site at www.fhca.org and click on rules and regulations. They also offer files from CMS on Federal Guidelines for Nursing Homes and the Federal Register for Nursing Homes. Finally, if that fails ... go to the nation web site a www.ahca.org for the American Health Care Association .... they will have a link also. I hope these work for you and good luck.

    Remember that Nursing Home Administrators are one of a very few professionals that are required to be licensed by both the State of practice and the Federal Government. The national board that administrators must write are all related to CMS Federal Register as well as CMS Nursing Home Guidelines.
  4. by   RNPATL
    I think I found a link to what you are looking for. It was under the CMS web site .... hope this is it:

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/12_snf/sn201.asp


    Edited to add: Here is another link to the guidelines for surveyors .... this actually list the regulations and what they survey team needs to do to determine if a nursing home is compliant or not.

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/107_s...ambulatory.pdf
    Last edit by RNPATL on May 6, '05
  5. by   Avenger78
    Good information!

    Thanks for your help!

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