F-Tag Review Series: Comprehensive Review of Regulations & Interpretive Guidance for Top F-Tags

A series of 12 webinars focusing on top-cited F-Tags in the new survey process

During this year long series, we will focus on the top deficiencies cited nationally with the new Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). Each session will concentrate on top-cited F-Tags with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. Survey procedures, such as associated Critical Element Pathways and/or Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and examined. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating performance improvement activities into the facility QAPI processes will be a focal point.

WEBINAR: Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments F636-F642

This session focuses on the Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 636 through F-Tag 642, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process is discussed. Actual citation examples are shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes are discussed.

Learning Content/Course Objectives:
  • Identify the regulatory requirements related to Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments.
  • Identify survey procedures that describe how Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments requirements are reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process.
  • Identify examples of how F-Tags related to Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments are commonly cited in the new LTCSP.
  • Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments requirements.
  • Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness related to Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments into facility QAPI processes.
Course Content:
  • Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance.
  • Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples.
  • Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes.
  • Closing Comments/Q&A
Target Audience:

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff and Leaders, Quality Assurance Director, MDS Staff

Contact Hours: 1.5

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Webinar Presenter:


Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP
Director of Regulatory Services for Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC
Learn more about Shelly and the Proactive team here.

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