Five Tips Preventing Tags Under Section 483.25, Quality of Care

By Jessica Kunkler, MA, Staff Writer - January 18, 2017

When it comes to survey, F-Tag 309, which covers a variety of quality-of-care issues under §483.25, can be a dark hole that’s difficult for facility leaders to dig out of once cited. Although you might fix what surveyors had originally cited for (for example, a pain management issue), because the tag covers so many quality-of-care issues, surveyors may find another issue under the same tag when they return to confirm compliance. This can extend noncompliance, resulting in daily fines that build exponentially. Here are five best practices for preventing citations for F309 in your facility.