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Deficiency Analysis: Are Nursing Homes Getting Better or Worse?

On May 14, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A new report shows that over the course of a five-year period, 94% of the deficiencies cited on nursing home surveys were in the "less serious" categories defined as F or below on the scope and severity grid. However, the report also noted that 31% of nursing homes had at least one repeat deficiency during the review period.

MDH Care Center Regulatory Calls Resume in February; See Top 10 F-Tags for 2018

On January 16, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced the dates and times of two statewide conference calls to address care center regulatory issues: 

ALNET to Address One of the Most Frequent Survey Tags: Medication Management

On September 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

Medication management continues to be a frequently cited tag for Comprehensive Home Care surveys. Four of the 19 medication tags are in the top 10 most frequently cited almost 50 percent of the time. The October Assisted Living/Home Care Nurse Leader Network (ALNET) meetings will focus on medication management and provide information and resources to help you remain in compliance. 

Phase 2 Care Center Surveys: The First 100 Days

On March 21, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Now that Minnesota is roughly 100 days into the new care center survey process and implementation of the Phase 2 requirements, we have access to a decently-sized sample of survey data that helps us to identify trends. 

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