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SPOT (Supportive Planning and Operations Team):  Fines or Feedback

Posted by Kathy Monahan on Tue, Jul 26, 2016

C.A.R.E.

Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


In April of this year, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) launched an initiative to identify underperforming nursing facilities and created a unit called “SPOT” to assist these “targeted” facilities with improving the quality of care through

  • Assessments,
  • Recommendations and
  • Support services inclusive of education and training.

However, according to The Globe February 11, 2016, “Massachusetts health regulators moved to significantly strengthen oversight of nursing homes, creating a unit that will conduct unannounced inspections and promising to impose fines on problem-plagued facilities.”

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Topics: SPOT, Audits,

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