Surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are unannounced and it is crucial for your facility to be prepared for these inspections. Mock surveys allow you to identify opportunities for improvement and mitigate deficiencies before the surveyors knock on your door.
- Mock surveys simulate CMS or accreditation reviews, utilizing the agendas and evaluation tools used by actual surveyors.
- A Tracer Methodology is used, following patients from admission to discharge.
- Utilize all Conditions of Participation (COPs) or Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) as appropriate.
- Our surveyors conduct observation of patient care, infection control practices, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) plans, policies and procedures, medical staff files, medical credentialing and staff personnel files, and more.
- Provide guidance, coaching, mentoring and preparation activities.
- Develop strategies for coping when actual surveyors arrive.
- Educate staff on survey activities.
Our mock surveys are conducted by professional registered nurses supported by other specialists such as registered dieticians, pharmacists, etc. All are former CMS surveyors, federally trained and certified to conduct surveys of:
- Hospitals (including EMTALA)
- Ambulatory Surgery Centers
- Dialysis Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Home Health Agencies
- Intermediate Care Facilities
After actual surveys, we will work with you to:
- Review statement of deficiencies
- Develop detailed plan of correction
- Develop policies and procedures and in-service staff
- Implement corrective actions
- Provide Quality Assurance (QA) monitoring