LTCSP Survey Resources: Surveyor Tools Updated to Include COVID-19 (5/20)

By CMS - May 18, 2020

This ZIP file contains resources for surveyors conducting initial surveys under the Long-term Care Survey Process (LTCSP).


 05/14/2020 COVID-19 Focused Survey folder Updated the following:

• F-Tag Job Aid- changed font color of F761 to black. Removed asterisks from F885.

• Added updated F-Tag job aide to survey resources zip file.


05/08/2020 COVID-19 Focused Survey folder Updated the following:

• Summary of the COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes Added to offsite survey activities-telephonic interviews of residents, representatives and families. Added review communication with residents, representatives and families. In the onsite survey activity section added in the interview section-information provided to residents concerning COVID-19. In the Facility Self-Assessment added Reporting to residents, families and representatives to priority areas. Added Reporting to CDC to priority areas.

• COVID-19 Focused Survey Protocol Added information about the review of F884 by CMS Federal Surveyors. Added ACO coding information to off-site prep. Expanded information under offsite and onsite activities.

• Entrance Conference Worksheet Clarified language under #9. Added #13 requesting information on facility’s mechanism for reporting COVID-19 to residents, representatives, and families.

• COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes Added two critical elements (CE) and adjusted the CE order. #7 CE Reporting to Residents, Representatives & Families, #8 Reporting to CDC, and #9 Emergency Preparedness.

• F-Tag Job Aid- Added tags F884 and F885