Hot off the Press! Read Mass Senior Care's article on OIG Conducting Medical Record Review.
"Recently, some nursing centers have received letters from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Evaluation and Inspection (OEI), about conducting a national evaluation of Health and Human Services programs. The OEI will focus on hospitalizations involving patients in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) 35 days or less. OEI plans to sample 800 facilities (SNFs, IRFs and LTC hospitals) using a trigger tool modeled after one used in hospitals.
To help with their evaluation, the OEI is requesting medical records looking at evidence of the hospital discharge planning process and the degree of communication and collaboration between acute-care and post-acute care provider. The OEI states they will not retain any of the medical records or use names in their findings report."
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