Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Expanded Time Period for Postings of 2576s on Nursing Home Compare
On March 22, CMS issued S&C Memo 13-21-ALL that highlighting changes to public reporting of survey findings/statements of deficiencies on the web. CMS has been posting 2567s to Nursing Home Compare since July of 2012, and starting this month CMS will expand 2567 postings from a single survey cycle to a 3 year period of standard and complaint surveys. CMS will also be adding indicators for the scope and severity of each deficiency cited on the forms. To read the memo, see https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-13-21.pdf.