LTCSP Initial Pool Care Areas UPDATED (12/20)

By CMS - December 01, 2020

This includes four documents, one each for: record review, resident interview, resident observations, and resident representative interview. They walk through what the surveyors investigate/ask related to each care area during the initial pool to help determine which residents they will choose for in-depth investigations in the final sample. In other words, these screening tools trigger surveyors to either investigate further or not investigate further.


Effective Date: 11/21/2020

In the RI, RO, RR and RRI care areas and probes:

  • Under infections care area, update the probes for the respiratory infection and infections (not UTI, PU, or respiratory) areas 
  • Add a new Transmission-Based Precautions care area