PBJ Submission Deadline is Feb. 14, 2019

January 28, 2019


The next PBJ (Payroll-Based Journal) submission deadline is Feb. 14, 2019 for staffing data during the period of Oct. 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2018. For questions, please contact the QIES Helpdesk at help@qtso.com



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

January 28, 2019


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a full listing of 2567 Statement of Deficiencies information compiled through November 2018. This provides a full year of data from state surveys conducted under the revised survey process that is based on the regulations that became effective November 28, 2017. It is noteworthy that three of the top ten most cited deficiencies are #5 - F755 Pharmacy Services, #6 - F761 Labeling and Storage of Drugs and Biologicals, and #10 - F758 Psychotropic Medications. The #1 most cited F-Tag is F880 - Infection Control, which can have significant connection to medication administration practices.

PADONA recommends continuing the close relationship that you have with your pharmacy services provider and consultant pharmacist. Communicate this CMS information and work together to be proactive in preventing these deficiencies in your facility.



Nursing Care Facility Recertification Survey Forms

January 28, 2019


Attached are forms that are required to be completed and given to the State Agency during recertification surveys. They are being posted in a format that can be saved and provided to the survey team upon entrance.

Please note the Entrance Conference Worksheet for NHA is being provided in addition to a State Entrance Conference Checklist and a SNF Beneficiary Protection Notification form.

Please note the Matrix with Instructions.pdf (CMS-802 (11/2018)) must be used instead of earlier versions.

Nursing Care Facility Recertification Survey Forms

MDS Teleconference CD Request Form

January 28, 2019


On January 10, 2019, a training teleconference titled "Updates for a Rapidly Changing MDS World" was presented. To receive a compact disc (CD) of this teleconference, please complete and fax the attached form to Myers and Stauffer at 717-541-1206. The associated handouts will be included on the CD.

MDS Teleconference CD Request Form

Nurse Aide Registry Annotation List

January 12, 2019


Attached, for your information, is a listing of all nurse aides who have had substantiated findings of resident abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property entered on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry as of January 4, 2019. The Nurse Aides names that have been added since the last issue are bolded.

Verification of a nurse aide's status must still be done before hiring to verify eligibility for employment in a nursing care facility. An individual nurse aide's status may be verified by accessing the twenty-four hour online access to the registry via the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov/ . Once this site is accessed, click on "Healthcare Facilities" at top of page and next select "Registries" and "Nurse Aides". Next click on "Nurse Aide Registry On-line". Choose "Pennsylvania Department of Health" under the program once on the Pearson Vue Pulse portal page and use "Registry Search".

If you would like additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Division of Nursing Care Facility staff at 717-787-1816.

Nurse Aide Registry Annotation List

Contact List for Directed In-Service Providers

January 12, 2019


Attached is the contact information for persons who have communicated an interest to provide directed in-service training.

When the remedy of Directed In-Service training is imposed, the facility will be responsible for the procurement of services from an appropriate resource, and the facility will submit a copy of the proposed training program to the supervisor at the State Survey Agency for approval within the same 10-day period that is required for submitting the plan of correction.

Contact List for Directed In-Service Providers

MDS coding of item S9085C

January 12, 2019


Please note that AmeriHealth Caritas (Southwest) and Keystone First (Southeast) are the same CHC plan with differing names.

Both should be coded a "01" at S9085C on the MDS.



Contact list for Directed In-Service providers

December 16, 2018


Attached is the contact information for persons who have communicated an interest to provide directed in-service training.
When the remedy of Directed In-Service training is imposed, the facility will be responsible for the procurement of services from an appropriate resource, and the facility will submit a copy of the proposed training program to the supervisor at the State Survey Agency for approval within the same 10-day period that is required for submitting the plan of correction.

Contact list for Directed In-Service providers

Updated Nondiscrimination Notice

December 16, 2018


Please see the attached Nondiscrimination Notice for facilities operated in accordance with the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Updated Nondiscrimination Notice

New Claims Based Measures

December 16, 2018


New Claims Based Measures

Surveyor Training Modules

December 16, 2018


Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care (POD-LTC)

Surveyor Training Modules

Surveyor Training Modules

December 16, 2018


Principles of Documentation for Long Term Care (POD-LTC)

Surveyor Training Modules

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