State Operations Manual

CMS updates manual to reflect F-Tag guidance dating back to 2003

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the manual that long-term care facility surveyors refer to, updating interpretive guidelines related to F-Tags.

Court tosses out citation for runny eggs, limits surveyors

Court tosses out citation for runny eggs, limits surveyors

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Slapped with an Immediate Jeopardy citation for serving undercooked eggs to residents, a nursing home took its defense to a federal appeals court — and won. The court staked out limits on how government agencies interpret vague regulations.

Court throws out Immediate Jeopardy citation for undercooked eggs, repudiates interpretation of 'ambiguous' regulation

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A Texas nursing home recently won a legal battle challenging an Immediate Jeopardy citation for serving undercooked eggs to residents.

CMS updates survey guidelines for antipsychotic drugs in dementia care

CMS updates survey guidelines for antipsychotic drugs in dementia care

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated survey guidelines regarding nursing homes' use of antipsychotic medications for dementia care. The 59-page interim guidance revises Appendix P and Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual.