Surveyor

Surveyor 'help' leads to chaos

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An Ohio nursing home says residents became defiant after speaking with a state inspector, leading the provider to file a lawsuit.

Ask the care expert ... about hospice rules

Ask the care expert ... about hospice rules

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I heard the rules recently changed related to hospice. Do you know what will be included?

Avoid survey deficiencies through clear communication and honesty, former surveyor says

Avoid survey deficiencies through clear communication and honesty, former surveyor says

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Long-term care providers should use surveys as an opportunity to showcase great care in their facilities, a former surveyor said in a McKnight's webcast.

New bill would offer whistle-blower protections, training for nursing home surveyors

New bill would offer whistle-blower protections, training for nursing home surveyors

Recently introduced legislation would extend whistle-blower protections and training to surveyors of nursing homes.

GAO: States' underreporting of nursing home deficiencies improving slightly

GAO: States' underreporting of nursing home deficiencies improving slightly

A new governmental report released Wednesday shows that federal nursing home surveyors continue to identify more deficiencies in care than state surveyors, but the discrepancy is shrinking.