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Nursing Home Federal Requirements, 8th Edition

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Nursing Home Federal Requirements, 8th Edition

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Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols

Author: James E. Allen PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP


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Allen's Nursing Home Federal Requirements, now updated and revised in a user-friendly Eighth Edition, is a vital nursing home administration text. Without exaggeration, it can be called the bible of federal nursing home requirements.

-Christopher Cherney, San Jose State University
Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor of Gerontology, San Francisco State University
Educational Gerontology

[The book] lists all the federal requirements that are evaluated by state surveyors during the annual survey visit to nursing homes and for complaint visits. The exhibit section contains forms used by surveyors to gather data during the survey visit. Visually, the format makes the regulations easy to read. If nursing home staff used the book to prepare for a survey, they would be well prepared.

-Marcia Flesner, PhD, RN, MHCA
University of Missouri-Columbia
From Doody's Book Reviews

Nursing homes are now the most highly regulated environments in the United States, in the service of maximizing the quality of each resident's life. This user-friendly guide has been updated to provide all of the requisite information needed by nursing home staff to prepare for a visit from federal surveyors. It provides the most current federal guidelines and the procedures used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It describes every aspect and service of a nursing home that is subject to inspection and includes the nearly 20% of new requirements established during the past three years, with an emphasis on the new Minimum Data Set 3.0.

The guide not only presents federal requirements and explanatory guidelines but also explains how to best interpret these guidelines so nursing home staff can be optimally prepared for a survey visit. It reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives. The guide also provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual.

New Features of Eighth Edition:

  • Describes how to best use the updated manual
  • Focuses on Minimum Data Set 3.0
  • Explains clearly how to interpret the new requirements, 20% of which have been updated
  • Presents new quality measures
  • Includes new CMS forms
  • Reflects changes in regulations regarding end-of-life care, nasogastric tube regulations, and rights to establish advance directives

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 09, 2014
  • Page Count 672
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171245
  • EISBN 9780826171252

About The Author(s) 

James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP, is an associate professor of Health Policy and Administration Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of LongTermCareEducation.com, a national resource website for information on the long-term care field. He has 30-plus years of experience in teaching and conducting research in the field of health care administration. He taught courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in long-term care administration, medical ethics, and the organization and financing of health care delivery in the United States. He has provided legal consultation in long-term care litigation matters across 10 states.

The website www.longtermcareedu.com (or www.ltce.com) provides more than 500 pages of state-by-state, up-to-date information on such subjects as:

Becoming a nursing home administrator

Becoming an assisted living administrator

Exploring a career in long-term care

Contacting the state licensing authority in each state

Enrolling in college programs in each state

Obtaining key publications in the long-term care field

Getting continuing education units.

Dr. Allen can be reached via e-mail through the website, or directly at jeallen@mindspring.com or jamesallen@unc.edu, or via phone (1-929-815-0387) or fax (1-919-953-6825). Continuing education units for both nursing home and assisted living administrators are also available through the website (www.LongTermCareEducation.com).

Additional resources from Springer Publishing Company are available to persons preparing to become long-term care administrators :

Nursing Home Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors , Eighth Edition: A user-friendly rendering of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nursing home inspection requirements.

Nursing Home Administration , Seventh Edition: The definitive textbook of essential knowledge for obtaining licensure and employment as a nursing home administrator.

Visit www.springerpub.com for more information