CMS Issues Correction to Appendix PP – Transmittal 127

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

Please note there was an error in an earlier transmittal (Transmittal 127) that CMS has corrected in Transmittal 130.  The error was in F309 and related to nurse assistant performance review frequency.  The earlier document stated this review needed to occur every 2 months. This is an error.  Transmittal 130 corrects the error and includes language that was in the original issuance of updates to F309.  This updated version now states:  Nursing assistants must receive a performance review at least once every 12 months and receive regular in-service education based on the outcome of the reviews. (See F497). Further, F329 is included in its entirety, rather than just the updated sections.

Karen Morris

Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800, ext. 15