Book Description: Are you prepared for the new Quality Indicator Survey Process? HCPro has the tools you need for a successful survey. The Quality Indicator Survey Manual is a resource for LTC facilities transitioning to the new Quality Indicator Survey Process. It is designed to help staff at all levels and positions understand and prepare for the new process. This resource provides forms and other tools to help monitor compliance and prepare for survey. The new Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) brings new survey tasks, new selection criteria, new interview tools, new chart audit criteria, and many new clinical protocols. The QIS looks for the same information, but in a more logical and insightful fashion. This process makes it clear as to what the survey will do. The rules and general outcomes won’t change, it just provides two alternative methods to arriving at the same results. In order to survive a survey under this new process you need to know what is changing and how to modify systems to prepare for future surveys. Additionally you need the tools to prepare your facility, staff, and residents. This comprehensive manual helps you: Get ready for the QIS without having to search through multiple resources Train for the survey process Gain insight into the review process Understand how surveyors record and use their findings Prepare staff, residents, and family for interviews Conduct an internal MDS review Grasp how quality measures and quality indicators affect the quality assurance process Is your state implementing the QIS survey process? Or has your state already implemented it? The QIS method doesn’t change the purpose or ground rules for surveys, but it does give a more insightful approach to address and improve potential quality issues. Get the information and tools you need with this book and CD-ROM set.