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State Agency Verification of Deficiency Corrections

Federal regulations require nursing homes to submit correction plans to the State survey agency or Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for deficiencies identified during surveys (42 CFR § 488.402(d)). Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires State survey agencies to verify the correction of identified deficiencies through on-site reviews or by obtaining other evidence of correction (State Operations Manual, Pub. No. 100-07, § 7300.3). A previous OIG review found that one State survey agency did not always verify that nursing homes corrected deficiencies identified during surveys in accordance with Federal requirements. We will determine whether State survey agencies verified correction plans for deficiencies identified during nursing home recertification surveys.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
Nov-16 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services State Agency Verification of Deficiency Corrections Office of Audit Services W-00-17-31502; various reviews 2018

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