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The following lists all of the web based training available to providers.

Web-based Training Name

Basic Health Facility Surveyor Course: Introduction to Surveying for Long Term Care

(Survey & Certification, Interviewing, Enforcement for Noncompliance, Fraud & Abuse, Investigating Potential Deficiencies, Being an Effective Witness, Mock Hearing, Tests) This is a prerequisite course package for all LTC surveyor groups.

Basic Health Facility Surveyor Course: Introduction to Surveying for Non-Long Term Care

This course introduces federal and state surveyors to the basic terminology and processes associated with surveying non-long term care facilities. The course also introduces the surveyor to the observation, investigative, and interview skills used throughout the survey process. In addition, it includes examples of documentation for several non-Long Term Care (non-LTC) survey types, including Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities, Home Health Agencies (HHAs), and other non-LTC survey processes. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify the key components of the survey process.

ICF/IID – Active Treatment Tag W249

This webinar focuses on the core requirements of W249, identifies different scenarios where W249 would be an appropriate deficiency to cite and validates how to follow the principles of documentation.

ICF/IID - Outside Services Tag W120

This webinar reviews the regulation at W120 and discusses examples of deficient practices cited at W120.

Life Safety Code Transition Course

The LSC Transition Course is a web-based, self-paced course that will take approximately 20 hours to complete. All existing state agency surveyors that conduct LSC surveys are required to complete the transitional course before conducting LSC surveys using the 2012 LSC and Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC).

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DISCLAIMER: The information provided is only intended to be general summary information. It is not intended to take the place of a statute, regulations or official CMS policy.

Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Training

These OASIS-C online training modules provide instruction to assist Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in accurately completing the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS). In addition to providing an overview of the OASIS and conventions for data accuracy, these modules cover specific OASIS-C domains and provide item-specific guidance such as item intent, time points for item completion, response-specific item instructions, and data sources and resources.

Phase 1 Implementation of New Nursing Home Regulations for Providers

The Department of Health and Human Services along with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published a Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities on October 4, 2016.
The training contains information regarding Phase 1 of the New Nursing Home Regulations that will be effective starting November 28, 2016. This information addresses the new language included in the New Nursing Home Regulations, and how Phase 1 will be implemented via the State Operations Manual, F-Tags, and survey process.
This training prepares surveyors to implement Phase 1 requirements. Around this same time, CMS will be releasing a revised version of Appendix PP which retains existing tags and guidance, but incorporates the newly effective regulatory language. We will be releasing a job aid that identifies the F-Tags that have new regulatory language added. This training also address how the survey process will be used to address the regulatory requirements.

Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care

This course provides a foundation for LTC surveyors in creating formal documentation required for federal surveys.

Principles of Documentation for Non-Long Term Care

This course provides training to federal and state surveyors who will use the comprehensive principles of documentation when completing the Form CMS-2567, Statement of Deficiencies. As surveyors or reviewers, you will be able to identify statements of compliance and noncompliance that adhere to the principles of documentation, and write statements adhering to the guidelines presented in this course.