Use Appeals to Overturn Elder-Care Surveyor Infection Control Citations

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Sean J Fahey, JD

Surveyors have made it very clear.  It’s not a matter of IF your facility gets hit with an infection control citation, but WHEN. 

Now, due to COVID-19 and recent changes to the survey process, surveyors are even more focused on issuing infection control citations at elder-care facilities just like yours. And if you get hit with one, you could end up paying massive financial penalties (not to mention the bad publicity that would come with it).

The sad truth is that the appeals process is lengthy, complicated, and is very costly. Navigating the nuances of the process can seem impossible. But, if you know how, you can appeal a citation to get it removed, or at least significantly reduced.  You need to know how to fight it!

That’s where Sean J. Fahey, JD, can help. During his 60-minute online training, Sean will provide you with a step-by-step plan to make your facility inspection-ready (because you know it’s going to happen at some point).

Also, to help if you do happen to get cited, you’ll also receive a proven appeal attack plan that will help you fight back against violation allegations to get them overturned.

Here are some of the elder-care infection control citation appeal strategies you’ll get during this online training:

  • Master the informal dispute resolution process to head off huge civil monetary penalties
  • Guard against the top SNF violations to block a citation before it’s issued
  • Make your facility inspection-ready by knowing the documents and questions to have on hand
  • Be ready to implement a written plan of correction to get your citation resolved fast
  • Minimize your risk by pinning down the revised survey tools used by investigators
  • Use your quality assurance program to make your facility inspection proof
  • Cut through the confusing frequency and level of harm rating system
  • Make sure you are concentrating on the newest survey process changes
  • Reduce the time and cost of the informal dispute resolution process
  • Know which information dispute resolution (Informal or Independent) process you should use
  • Make key components of the informal deficiency review and citations rankings work for you
  • Uncover the process reviewers utilize in making a recommendation to a state agency
  • And so much more!!

Who should attend? All compliance officers, operations managers, and infection and quality control administrators at long-term care, acute term care, and skilled nursing facilities—regardless of their skill level—should attend this online training. This training will provide core elements and review recent complex changes to ensure that it is beneficial to all that attend regardless of their experience or skill level. Infection control citation appeal.

You might think your facility is safe, but don’t be fooled. All it takes is ONE complaint from a family member, or a surprise visit from a surveyor, and you could be left paying serious penalties. There are so many details that could derail your facility and cause you to get an infection control citation. You should have every tool possible at your disposal.

The bottom line is that the survey review and appeals process is complex and confusing. You must be able to calculate the cost and benefit at each step of the process and carefully weigh your decisions or risk thousands of dollars in fines. Infection control citation appeal.

By attending this expert-led online training you’ll get practical strategies to help you get your facility inspection ready, and help you appeal an infection control citation to avoid thousands of dollars in penalties.

Don’t wait another minute, sign up for this online training today! Infection control citation appeal.

Meet Your Expert

Sean J Fahey

Sean focuses on regulatory and compliance issues affecting all health care providers with an emphasis on long-term care, home health and hospice providers. His practice is concentrated in the areas of licensure, certification, compliance and reimbursement at the local, state and federal levels.

Sean assists clients with Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and participation requirements and serves as a liaison between the clients and the regulatory agencies. He counsels nonprofit clients on charitable operations and governance, and he frequently speaks before national and state healthcare providers and associations on assisted living and skilled nursing facility issues.