Nursing Home Surveys Compiled into Annual Quality Improvement Report
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.10, Subd. 17., agency quality improvement program; annual report on survey process. (a) The commissioner shall establish a quality improvement program for the nursing facility survey and complaint processes. The commissioner must regularly consult with consumers, consumer advocates, and representatives of the nursing home industry and representatives of nursing home employees in implementing the program. The commissioner, through the quality improvement program, shall submit to the legislature an annual survey and certification quality improvement report, beginning December 15, 2004, and each December 15 thereafter.
(b) The report must include, but is not limited to, an analysis of:
(1) the number, scope, and severity of citations by region within the state;
(2) cross-referencing of citations by region within the state and between states within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services region in which Minnesota is located;
(3) the number and outcomes of independent dispute resolutions;
(4) the number and outcomes of appeals;
(5) compliance with timelines for survey revisits and complaint investigations;
(6) techniques of surveyors in investigations, communication, and documentation to identify and support citations;
(7) compliance with timelines for providing facilities with completed statements of deficiencies; and
(8) other survey statistics relevant to improving the survey process.
(c) The report must also identify and explain inconsistencies and patterns across regions of the state; include analyses and recommendations for quality improvement areas identified by the commissioner, consumers, consumer advocates, and representatives of the nursing home industry and nursing home employees; and provide action plans to address problems that are identified.
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