LTCSP Procedure Guide - Updated (2/21)

By CMS - February 07, 2021

The LTCSP Procedure Guide provides instruction on the procedural and software steps necessary for completing the Long-term Care Survey Process. Surveyors use the Procedure Guide for all standard surveys of SNFs and NFs, whether freestanding, distinct parts, or dually participating. The LTCSP steps are organized into seven parts: 1) offsite preparation; 2) facility entrance; 3) initial pool process; 4) sample selection; 5) investigation; 6) ongoing and other survey activities; and 7) potential citations.

2/5 update

  1. LTCSP Procedure Guide: Expansion of complaints/FRIs in LTCSP during recertification survey