New Home Care Survey Forms Being Piloted
Posted on September 12, 2018 by Bobbie Guidry
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) surveyors will be piloting new survey forms over the next six weeks.
The Forms Project was developed by the Health Regulations Division Redesign Group, which is working to analyze the most efficient and effective systems for regulatory functions as well as better alignment between the five sections of the division.
High risk areas, where MDH is not meeting statutory requirements, are receiving special focus. One high risk area is surveying home care agencies at least every three years. At present, 300 providers have not been surveyed under Comprehensive Home Care requirements.
In addition to redesigning forms for efficiency in the survey process, the tools have been designed with purpose statements, instructions, and active links to statutes. They are written in clear language and featured a new numbering system and department branding. It is anticipated that the tools will serve well as self-audit tools and provide a clear understanding of the requirements for Home Care providers.
While input from providers is not being requested, we are reviewing the tools and will share them at this week’s Home Care/Assisted Living Committee meeting.