F606 – F610: CMS Eyes Facility Processes Re: Abuse/Neglect

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - September 07, 2017

Five of the 10 F-tags that will address §483.12 (Freedom From Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation) in the Code of Federal Regulations for the new survey process effective Nov. 28, 2017, target facility processes related to abuse, neglect, and exploitation, say officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during the surveyor training video Freedom From Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.

Here are highlights of key changes to the regulations and the interpretive guidance in the advance copy of Appendix PP, “Guidance to Surveyors for Long-term Care Facilities,” in the State Operations Manual for the process-related tags F606 – F610: