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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

JCR CMS Services

Prepare, respond or recover — CMS survey services from JCR

Immediate Jeopardy. Condition-level deficiencies. Words health care leaders hope to never hear. The impact to the health and safety of your organization’s patients, as well as, staff, brand and bottom line is monumental.

We can help you prepare to achieve and maintain compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) before, during and after a survey.

A customized approach to CMS survey preparation

Are you ready for a survey—every day, at any time? When CMS or the Department of Health arrives at your facility, you need to be prepared. We can help with customized survey preparation. Our experts will:

  • Conduct mock surveys to assess your readiness and pinpoint CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) risk areas. 
  • Provide you with a detailed report that will include any findings and areas of risk.
  • Assist you in optimizing future preparation efforts.
  • Facilitate sessions with your leadership on Medicare requirements and the survey process.

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Response and recovery from a CMS survey

Once CMS arrives, it’s all hands on deck and it’s likely you could benefit from an extra set of hands. Our experts can be stationed in your command center during the survey and provide guidance for deficiency mitigation—real-time.

After the survey, your team can get overwhelmed with the list of deficiencies, or need assistance navigating an Immediate Jeopardy or Termination Track. Our experienced CMS experts can arrive in days to help you:

  • Support the development of the Plan of Care.
  • Guide your team through the Plan of Correction submission process.
  • Review and analyze CMS form 2567: Statement of Deficiencies (SOD).
  • Align your Plan of Correction with the level of quality and compliance required by CMS guidelines.
  • Create plan of removal and a plan of correction to prepare for a resurvey when in Immediate Jeopardy.

Our JCR CMS experts have a proven record of excellence

Our CMS survey experts are former state and federal surveyors. Their depth of expertise includes the full care continuum from hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes to home health and hospices.  Our unique combination of hands-on expertise enables us to provide practical, effective solutions to address any level of CMS need, in any health care setting.

We can help you have a positive CMS survey experience, or respond and recover with trusted guidance and support.

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The use of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) consulting services is not necessary to obtain a Joint Commission Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.