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Session Description: Successful medical directors and providers actively participate in their facility’s survey in order to help make the process more authentic, practical and useful. At the same time, recent cases show that personal injury attorneys are more frequently using the 2567 to allege nursing home negligence. We assert that physician and provider involvement ahead of time during the survey can prevent inaccuracies on the 2567 that could lead to legal cases. We will teach strategies to ensure worthwhile discussion and specific ways to avoid well-meaning but occasionally unfavorable dialogue that can be written into the 2567. From an attorney, medical director and surveyor perspective, our goal is to inspire and advise medical directors to appreciate the influence and weight that their participation carries.
Discuss the value of the medical director's involvement in the survey process.
Describe recent cases that use the 2567 to allege facility negligence.
Gain new perspectives of the survey from a surveyor perspective.
Explain practical methods and strategies for when and how to interact with surveyors.
Speaker(s): Lindsey R. Neal, MD, CMD Alan Horowitz, JD, RN Judy Brandt, RN, RAC-MT, C-NE, CPC