LTCSP Survey Pathways Updated (12/20)

By CMS - December 13, 2020

Available survey pathways include the following:


  • SNF Beneficiary Protection Notification Review
  • Dining Observation
  • Infection Prevention, Control & Immunizations.  Note: 12/10/2020 update for this pathway.
  • Kitchen Observation
  • Medication Administration Observation
  • Resident Council Interview
  • Quality Assessment and Assurance (QAA) and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan Review
  • Abuse Critical Element Pathway
  • Environmental Observations
  • Sufficient and Competent Nurse Staffing Review
  • Personal Funds Review
  • Activities Critical Element Pathway
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Critical Element Pathway
  • Behavioral and Emotional Status Critical Element Pathway
  • Urinary Catheter or Urinary Tract Infection Critical Element Pathway
  • Communication and Sensory Problems (Includes Hearing and Vision) Critical Element Pathway
  • Dental Status and Services Critical Element Pathway
  • Dialysis Critical Element Pathway
  • General Critical Element Pathway
  • Hospice and End of Life Care and Services Critical Element Pathway
  • Death Critical Element Pathway
  • Nutrition Critical Element Pathway
  • Pain Recognition and Management Critical Element Pathway
  • Physical Restraints Critical Element Pathway
  • Pressure Ulcer/Injury Critical Element Pathway
  • Specialized Rehabilitative or Restorative Services Critical Element Pathway
  • Respiratory Care Critical Element Pathway
  • Unnecessary Medications, Psychotropic Medications, and Medication Regimen Review Critical Element Pathway
  • Medication Storage and Labeling
  • Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Critical Element Pathway
  • Extended Survey
  • Hydration Critical Element Pathway
  • Tube Feeding Status Critical Element Pathway
  • Positioning, Mobility & Range of Motion (ROMADL) Critical Element Pathway
  • Hospitalization Critical Element Pathway
  • Bladder or Bowel Incontinence Critical Element Pathway
  • Accidents Critical Element Pathway
  • Neglect Critical Element Pathway
  • Resident Assessment Critical Element Pathway
  • Discharge Critical Element Pathway
  • Dementia Care Critical Element Pathway