Organizations often worry that the culture change steps that they take may create problems for them during survey time. Now you can become knowledgeable about regulations and their compatibility with culture change before making changes.
Carmen S. Bowman, a former state surveyor, has worked closely with state and federal regulators. Her new workbook, Regulatory Support For Culture Change: How OBRA '87 Regulations Support Culture Changewill put these fears to rest.
Authoring this interactive workbook, Carmen speaks the language of F-tags and discusses compliance issues in dining, resident choice, physician orders, wireless call systems, animals, med carts, consistent staffing, cross-training, self-directed work teams, homey environments, care planning, waivers and variances. She provides clear explanations and recommends practices to assure quality.
Appendices inlude letters from CMS addressing several culture change questions, changes in SNF payment regulations to include innovations, and the use of Civil Monetary penalty monies.
You may wish to couple this workbook with our other workbook on Regulations, Regulatory Compliance in Culture Change: Assure Your Ongoing Success. This workbook includes a variety of Learning Circle Topics so that you and your team can study and work on together to create culture changes that bring the spirit of OBRA '87 to life.
We now include an additional “crosswalk” tool that will bring the information in this book up to date. Whenever you see a CMS regulation tag number, just use the crosswalk to quickly locate the new tag number, should you need it.
Although Phase 1 of the new CMS Requirements of Participation came into effect Nov. 29, 2016, regulation tag numbers were not changed until Phase 2 Nov. 28, 2017. Thus, the crosswalk is entitled Phase 2 Tag Crosswalk Effective Nov. 28, 2017.