Updated to reflect changes under the MDS 3.0, CAAs, and CMS Forms 672, 802, and 805, The Long-Term Care State Operations Manual features all the critical information you need to stay compliant with CMS survey regulations. CMS' recent revisions to Appendix PP include clarification and additional changes to the following F-tags: * F274: Revisions to the criteria for what constitutes a significant change * F286: Revisions to the information regarding storage of the MDS * F287: Revisions regarding transmission of data * F301: Updated to reflect MDS 3.0 ADL coding conventions * F309: Updated to include evaluation of whether or not a facility completed a Significant Change in Status Assessment when a resident elected or revoked the hospice benefit * F314: Updated to reflect MDS 3.0 definitions for pressure ulcer stages * F441: Revisions to investigative protocol for infection control regarding standard precautions for routine testing of blood glucose * F495, F496, and F497: Revisions regarding nurse aide training mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. Now training must include initial and annual dementia management and patient abuse prevention training for all nurse aides. In addition to updating the references to reflect the MDS 3.0 and CAAs, Appendix PP also contains the revised CMS Forms 672, 802, and 805. No need to sift through CMS' massive online documents, waiting for files to download. This manual puts the information at your fingertips and provides convenient, direct access to download CMS' revised forms online. The Long-Term Care State Operations Manual provides word-for-word CMS regulatory guidance and forms on virtually every aspect of a nursing home's annual state survey. With this manual you will be able to: * Stay compliant with complete access to all recent F-tag revisions * Save time searching and downloading extensive government documents by using word-for-word CMS regulatory guidance and forms on virtually every aspect of a nursing home s annual state survey * Manage risk by understanding the scope and severity for each possible deficiency * Download and use all essential CMS forms to ensure thorough survey preparation In addition to using it for survey preparation, you'll turn to The Long-Term Care State Operations Manual from HCPro for staff training, policy making, risk management, and MDS reimbursement guidance. Save yourself time and hassle with this cost-effective alternative to printing out this 800-page document.