OIG Evaluation Regarding Compliance with Reporting Allegations of Abuse

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

AHCA has shared a project being implemented in CMS Region IV by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).  OIG is conducting an evaluation that will determine whether nursing facilities complied with Federal requirements related to reporting allegations of abuse and ensuring that covered individuals report reasonable suspicions of crimes.  See attached information from AHCA describing this in more detail.  Attached is a sample letter a SNF received initiating this process.  While this is not occurring at present in NYS, it may have implications for us in the future.  NYSHFA is completing the revised and updated 2002 NYSHFA Investigation Manual that will soon be ready for all NYSHFA members.  We hope to have it out in a member mailing within the month.



Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15