Revised Nursing Facility Survey Process
CMS intends to revise the nursing facility survey process, with the goal of moving to a uniform national system that blends traditional survey processes with the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) process. CMS has indicated the revised process will continue to be computer-based and will use QIS critical element pathways. CMS is currently testing revisions through pre-announced pilot surveys.
Sources of additional information
CMS has not yet posted additional information about this initiative. We will update this document when more information is available. CMS does not plan to implement the new survey process until after implementation of the revised requirements of participation (see above).
Important dates and deadlines
CMS will field test and plan for implementation
CMS will implement revised survey process