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Survey Survival: How to Be Prepared for Any Survey

Survey Survival: How to Be Prepared for Any Survey

We all dread finding out that the surveyor is about to arrive or is already in our building! The survey process can so often feel like having to take a test one is unprepared for. The requirements are complex and, unless followed correctly, can result in multiple deficiencies, Condition of Participation violations, and hefty fines. Obtaining accurate information from governmental sources can at times be overwhelming and confusing. But with the right preparation, survey becomes a much less stressful process.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • How to establish a strong foundation for survey readiness

  • What to expect before, during, and after the survey process—from pre-survey preparation to the Exit Conference

  • What to do if the surveyor finds areas of deficiency

  • How to leverage digital solutions to help survey-proof your organization

Nancy E. Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC, is the owner and CEO of Solutions for Care, Inc., a consulting company specializing in community-based healthcare and care management. Her experience includes clinical, administrative, and provider roles as well as ten years as a state and accreditation surveyor. She has served as a Corporate Integrity Monitor for the Office of Inspector General and as a Medicare Hearing Officer for the Medicare Fair Hearing Department of CMS, where she conducted and adjudicated federal administrative hearings. With a team from the University of Hawaii, Nancy serves in the Pacific Islands of the Republic of Palau and American Samoa as an educator and developing community-based healthcare. Nancy is a contributing author to the Handbook for Home Health Administration and numerous articles in healthcare publications. Her book, Survivor! Ten Practical Steps to Survey Survival, has helped many achieve deficiency-free surveys.





Who is this white paper for? This white paper is an ideal resource for:

  • All practitioners in leadership roles

  • Healthcare executives, c-suite, owners

  • Managers, administrators, and other healthcare leaders

These best practices can be applied in the following settings:

  • Home Health

  • Hospice



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