SURVEYS CONDUCTED BY REGIONAL OFFICE SURVEY STAFF • 1. Conduct 5% surveys of all nursing home surveys conducted by State Agency • 2. Conduct 1% surveys of other designated Providers/Suppliers surveyed by State Agency
FEDERAL OVERSITE SUPPORT SURVEYS • State Agency conducts the survey. • RO surveyor’s role is to observe and to collect information to evaluate the SA team’s performance. • The RO Evaluator is assessing the SA Team’s effectiveness—not facility performance.
Comparative Surveys • RO surveyors conduct the survey • Prior to survey obtain information from the state agency. • Conducted within 30 days of state survey. • Results of survey sent to state agency.
ROLE OF CERTIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT • ALL CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES FOR MEDICARE PROVIDERS/SUPPLIERS • ALL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES • ASSIST OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL • PERFORMANCE STANDARD REVIEWS • DATA SYSTEMS • BUDGET