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Issue: # 2010-006               


Welcome to the Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care's November edition of the Long Term Care Provider Newsletter.  This newsletter is a valuable vehicle to update you on current events affecting Long Term Care.  

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Recent Survey and Certification Letters
Below you'll find links to survey and certification letters issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during the months of October and November,  2010.  Please take a look and determine how your facility may be impacted. 
Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Assessments
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) changed to MDS 3.0 on October 1, 2010. With this implementation, updated information relative to the new version is listed below.  Click the link(s) to access the information:
 Office of Inspector General Contacts

Unbridled SpiritEver Wonder Who To Contact at the Office of Inspector General?

The Office of Inspector General has four regional offices located in Louisville, Hopkinsville, Lexington, and London.  The Central Office is headquartered in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Use the Office of Inspector General Contact Listto determine your point of contact.

Life Safety Code Guidance for Long Term Care Homes
Robert Andrew, Branch Manager of the Quality Assurance and Training Life Safety Codebranch conducted training this month.  During the training he distributed a document detailing Life Safety Code (LSC) guidance for Long Term Care (LTC) Homes.  Click the Link to access The LSC Guidance for LTC Homes.
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