Nursing Home Federal Requirements: Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols, 7th Edition, Edition 7

Springer Publishing Company
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"[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 Review

The Federal government, together with more than 50 advocacy groups, has spent the past 40 years writing and refining the rules and guidelines in this manual.

This book presents the latest federal guidelines and protocols used by federal surveyors in certifying facilities for participation in Medicare and Medicaid funding. It is an essential resource for long-term care facilities to have on hand to be ready for a survey at any time. It provides information straight from CMS's Internet-Only Manual-in print and at your fingertips for easy access.

Divided into four accessible and user-friendly parts, this manual includes:

  • Federal requirements and interpretive guidelines
  • Rules for conducting the survey
  • Summary of the requirements for long-term care facilities and surveyors
  • CMS forms commonly used by surveyors
  • This newly updated and revised edition spans every aspect and service of a nursing home and represents the latest requirements to ensure that outstanding quality assurance and risk management programs are in place.

    New to This Edition:

    • Section on how to use manual
    • Summarization of federal requirements
    • Updated definitions of Medicare and Medicaid
    • Compliance requirements with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • SNF/Hospice requirements when SNF serves hospice patients
    • SNF-based home health agencies
    • Life safety code requirements
    • Changes in SNF provider status
    • Surveyor qualifications standards
    • Management of complaints and incidents
    • New medical director guidelines
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    About the author

    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, 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 (or 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 or, 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 (

    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.

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    Nov 24, 2010
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    Medical / Nursing Home Care
    Social Science / Gerontology
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    Sixth Edition A Doody’s Core Title!

    This is an excellent tool for anyone preparing to take the national licensing exam or a current licensed administrator needing a good review.” Score: 93, 4 Stars

    -- Doody’s Medical Reviews for the Sixth Edition

    The seventh edition of this classic review guide for nursing home administration licensure is revised and updated to reflect new information as recently mandated for the federally required national exam. It is based on the same format as the actual exam and provides an easy-to-use, effective way to review essential concepts and practice test-taking skills.

    The seventh edition reflects all changes to the new exam and includes over 600 test questions with answer keys, full-length rationales, and new content specific to the NAB exam. With core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; resident and patient care; and human resources--plus savvy test-taking strategies--it includes everything you need for exam success.

    New to the Seventh Edition:

    New questions and answers reflecting all updates and revisions

    New laws and federal regulations

    Impacts of the ACA on long-term care

    MDS 3.0

    2015 Federal Requirements for Electronic Health Records

    New RAI (Resident Assessment Instrument)

    New Quality Indicators

    New Lifestyle Safety Code Inspection Processes

    New ICDM-10 International Classification of Diseases-Modified

    New topics including transportation options, customer care, data security, social media, contractual agreements, information management and technology, and much, much more

    Key Features:

    600+ questions with answer key and extensive rationales

    Core information on management, governance, and leadership; finance and business; environment; nursing: resident/patient care; and human resources

    Test-taking strategies for success

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