A Long Term Care Facility’s design and function is to meet the health needs of two or more elderly or disabled individuals who, at a minimum, require inpatient care and services, for twenty-four or more consecutive hours.
Inpatient care is necessary for unstable or chronic health problems requiring:
Medical supervision is necessary on a regular, but not daily, basis.
Payment Source Types:
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CDC has supplied guidance on vaccinating residents and health care providers in Long Term Care. Please follow the link for the information.
CDC-STRIVE announce new free infection control course.
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.
Provides a link to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Surveyor Training Website (ISTW) where provider training is also available. Provider site access is not restricted. Issues relating to site access may need to be addressed to either the help desk for ISTW or with the facility's IT staff.
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Reported events need to include both the event AND the facility's investigation results for that event. Standard reporting guidelines still apply. IMPORTANT: when ready to submit a new reportable event make certain you select and click on the Send icon, not the Save icon - the Save icon just places the report in DRAFT status and does not submit the report.The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions. The correct URL is
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