Audit of CMS Oversight of States' Use of Third-Party Contractors To Conduct Nursing Home Surveys
Prior OIG reviews of nursing homes have identified multiple issues related to the backlog of required nursing home surveys conducted by State survey agencies. To combat this backlog, State survey agencies have increasingly used third-party contractors to conduct surveys. CMS may also rely on these same third-party contractors to conduct comparative surveys to ensure that States meet Section 1864 requirements. We will review this area to determine whether CMS provides adequate oversight of States' use of third-party contractors to conduct nursing home surveys in accordance with Federal requirements.
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|Audit of CMS Oversight of States' Use of Third-Party Contractors To Conduct Nursing Home Surveys
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