Since March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has limited surveys of nursing facilities to two types: complaints and facility-reported incidents that states triage as immediate jeopardy and targeted infection control surveys. The Center for Medicare Advocacy analyzed the 5700+ surveys publicly reported on June 4, 2020 and issued two reports about the targeted infection control surveys. This report describes the 20 nursing facilities nationwide, publicly reported on June 4, 2020, that were cited with immediate jeopardy deficiencies. Data shows facilities cited with immediate jeopardy deficiencies generally have poor survey histories and low nurse staffing levels, are more likely to be operated on a for-profit basis, and had civil money penalties imposed in the prior three years.
To read the full report, please go to: https://medicareadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Immediate-Jeopardy-Report.pdf
The Center will continue to analyze the targeted infection control and immediate jeopardy surveys that CMS releases.
July 2, 2020
CMS, “Prioritization of Survey Activities,” QSO-20-20-All (Mar. 23, 2020), https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-20-all.pdf.
 CMS, “Nursing Home COVID-19 Data and Inspection Results Available on Nursing Home Compare” (Press Release, Jun. 4, 2020), https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/nursing-home-covid-19-data-and-inspections-results-available-nursing-home-compare.
 “Special Report: Infection Control Surveys at Nursing Facilities: CMS Data are Not Plausible” (Jun. 21 2020), https://medicareadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Infection-Control-Surveys-Report.pdf; “Special Report: Nursing Homes Cited with Infection Control Deficiencies during the Pandemic: Poor Results in Health Inspections, Low Staffing Levels” (Jun. 17, 2020), https://medicareadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Coronavirus-Report-Infection-Control-Deficiencies-NHC.pdf.