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Regulatory Environment in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 2

presented by Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

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Video Runtime: 31 Minutes

This course is part of a two-course series. Please view Regulatory Environment in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 1, before beginning this installment.

This two-course series will review the entities that provide regulatory guidance related to skilled nursing homes. An overview of the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services will be given, including the survey and enforcement process. Part two describes the survey process and enforcement of regulations.

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Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey's experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education and resident clinical care. Joey…

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1. Survey Process and Enforcement

This chapter will review the survey process, surveyor probes and determination of scope and severity. Avoiding citations is often tied to adequate and appropriate documentation so the session will cover basic components of good clinical documentation. This section will also provide tips on how nursing leaders can provide an environment that will ease the stress of the survey process on staff.

2. Other Regulatory Agencies

Review Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), labor laws, state regulations related to nursing homes, hospital readmission initiatives, and Medicare regulations. Compliance of practices related to these agencies is important to the overall survival of the facility. Basic understanding and what clinical practice these rules affect is important to overall regulatory compliance.

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