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What’s New in Assisted Living Surveys? Oct. 31 Webinar

On October 8, 2019 by Heidi Simpson

Surveyors are now looking at new areas based on 2019 legislative changes to the Comprehensive Licensure statutes. Learn what these new changes are and how MDH surveyors are incorporating them into assisted living surveys now by attending the Oct. 31 webinar Maintaining Compliance with Today’s Assisted Living Licensure Requirements. Register here

MDH Shares Survey Data and Incident Reporting Updates During Statewide Call

On May 15, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) held a statewide regulatory call for care centers on May 13 and shared updates on commonly-cited deficiencies and other topics. MDH will post a recording and transcript of the call on its webpage shortly. Meanwhile, here are a few highlights from the call:  

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.

HWS Survey Shows Mixed Results in Workforce Indicators

On April 24, 2019 by Jeff Bostic

Our recent Housing with Services (HWS) legislative survey shows mixed results on the key workforce indicators we track annually. While employee vacancy rates declined for all HWS staff, employee turnover rose dramatically for home care aides. 

Infection Control, Investigations vs. Surveys Featured Topics at Feb. 20 Home Care Matters Webinar

On February 13, 2019 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

The next Home Care Matters webinar, hosted by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program, takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

2 New Resources to Help Adult Day Providers Remain Compliant

On January 8, 2019 by Roni Falck

Adult Day Services providers now have access to two new resources from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to help them remain compliant: a webinar on licensing surveys, regulations and expectations and several sample policies and forms. 

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. 

Training and Other Regulatory Resources Available for Care Centers

On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Department of Health and other stakeholders to develop another series of provider-surveyor joint training sessions for care centers. Specific locations are still being finalized, but the dates are confirmed: Oct. 30, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. There will be two metro sessions, and one each in northern, central and southern Minnesota. 

New Home Care Survey Forms Being Piloted

On September 12, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) surveyors will be piloting new survey forms over the next six weeks. 

Update: MDH Sending Survey Results Via Email to State Licensed Only Home Care Providers

On August 14, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Effective July 1, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of survey results to state licensed only home care providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record. This change does not apply to Medicare certified home health agencies.

Care Center Regulatory Updates Available from MDH and CMS

On August 7, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health has posted the recording and transcript of its July 16 statewide regulatory conference call for care centers.  

ALNET Meetings Will Address Content of Service Plan and Halt Related MDH Survey Correction

On August 1, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

RSVP now to attend the ALNET meetings in August as we focus on stopping the trend we are seeing in survey citations related to Tag #870 - Contents of the Service Plan. Today more than 60 percent of the time this tag will be cited when surveyed.  

Check Your Email: MDH Now Sending Home Care Survey Results by Email

On July 31, 2018 by Bobbie DuChamp Guidry

Effective July 1, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Home Care and Assisted Living Program discontinued mailing paper copies of license survey results to providers and began emailing the results to the agent on record with MDH. 

MDH Shares Survey Data and Other Information During Statewide Call

On July 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) held a statewide regulatory call for care centers on July 16 and provided updates on commonly-cited deficiencies and other topics. MDH recorded Monday’s call and will post the recording on its webpage within the next week, and it will remain archived there for 90 days. Here are notes from the call: 

Now Available: Care Center Resident Quality of Life and Family Satisfaction Survey Results

On May 9, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently posted updated results for both the Resident Quality of Life survey and Family Satisfaction survey to the MN Nursing Home Report Card web site

What Just Happened with ALHC Frequency of Correction Orders?

On May 2, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

For the first time since the Assisted Living Home Care (ALHC) comprehensive home care regulations were implemented three years ago, none of the most frequently cited correction orders were cited above 63 percent of the time.

Care Centers Deserve High Marks for Emergency Preparedness Survey Results

On March 27, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Minnesota care centers should receive high marks for their work to meet the federal emergency preparedness requirements that took effect Nov. 16, 2017! 

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. 

Care Center Health Inspection Ratings May Change Despite Five-Star “Freeze”

On March 20, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

For a period of 12 months beginning in February 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not use deficiencies cited on surveys on or after Nov. 28, 2017 in calculating the health inspection rating for the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. 

Emergency Preparedness Survey Tip: 1135 Waivers

On February 21, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Recent survey data shows the Minnesota Department of Health is frequently citing care centers for not addressing the requirements of tag E-0026 within their emergency plans. 

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