F689’s Fast Track To Immediate Jeopardy Requires Systematic Approach

By Caralyn Davis - September 24, 2018

F689 (Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices) is now the second most-commonly cited F-tag in the long-term care survey process (LTCSP). However, it’s not just frequently cited—it often comes with a high severity level. F689 ranks as the No. 1 cited tag with a severity level of J, K, or L (immediate jeopardy) and as the second most-cited F-tag with a severity level of F or above, according to the July data available in QCOR, the Quality, Certification, and Oversight Reports site of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).