CMS: Accident hazards most cited survey flaw

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Violations of "accident hazards" were the most frequently cited survey flaw across the nation in September, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency said 35.2% of the facilities cited were written up for F-tag 323.

Next on the list was a frequent No. 1 entry in the Top Ten list: F-tag 371 ("store, prepare, distribute and serve food") at 33.9%.

Filling out the top five were: F-309 (each resident must receive care for highest well-being) at 27.7%; F-281 (services must meet professional standards of quality) at 26.9%; and F-279 (Facility must develop comprehensive care plan with objectives/timetables.

All information was culled from CMS' Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) data.