BY KARA NEWBURY | AUGUST 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ran a FY 2015 citation frequency report for ASCA for both health surveys and Life Safety Code surveys. Unfortunately, we do not have more specific information as to what areas within each tag might be commonly cited, but this should at least give facilities an idea of where CMS is focusing its attention.
Infection control issues were once again at the top of the “Most Cited” listed. We expect this to continue to be a hot survey topic, since CMS updated the Infection Control Surveyor Worksheet last summer.
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