William M. Vaughan

McKnight's webcast to take providers to (DAB) court

McKnight's webcast to take providers to (DAB) court

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Providers will get a close look at and understanding of how they can challenge survey findings before an administrative law judge at a McKnight's webinar. "So you want your day in court: Lessons learned form the Departmental Appeals Board" will start at 1 p.m. July 18. The free, hour-long event will include a speaker who will discuss his experiences as a surveyor who testified in cases like the ones that will be simulated during the broadcast. Attendees also can "rule" as to the final outcome.

How soon is soon enough?

How soon is soon enough?

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The word "immediate" in the State Operation Manual, Appendix PP - Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities can be interpreted in multiple ways. Determining the timing of interventions through a thoughtful risk/benefit analysis, based on the needs of residents, will surely promote better clinical and survey outcomes.

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.

State survey veteran to take attendees inside the process at McKnight's July 23 webcast

State survey veteran to take attendees inside the process at McKnight's July 23 webcast

Attendees at an upcoming McKnight's webcast will learn how state surveyors' interpret regulations and reach compliance decisions from someone with more than two decades of experience. William M. Vaughan RN, BSN, will offer tips for successes gleaned from thousands of case reviews and discussions with surveyors, federal regulators and nursing home operators. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Time July 23. Attendees will be eligible to earn no-cost continuing education credit.