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CMS updates operations manual and F-tags for facility closures

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its operations manual updates, including new F-tags for facility closures last week. The updates include amendments to Appendix PP of the SOM, with revisions to tags F203 and F204. Additional tags, F523 and F524, were also added.

F-Tag 322 (Feeding Tubes): Are our systems in order?

F-Tag 322 (Feeding Tubes): Are our systems in order?

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CMS recently made changes to surveyor guidance on feeding tubes. Nursing homes must look at their policies, documentation and education practices in order to assess whether a feeding tube is appropriate.

15% of nursing homes receive infection deficiencies every year, study shows

As many as 15% of U.S. nursing homes are issued citations for deficient infection control practices per year, a new study asserts.

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