LTCI’s primary asset is its interdisciplinary staff of health care professionals with extensive clinical, regulatory, administrative and research experience.
LTCI staff includes nurses, therapists, dieticians and nutritionists, and administrators. Many LTCI staff also have additional certifications in healthcare compliance from HCCA (Health Care Compliance Association), speech and language pathology from ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), developmental disabilities from NAQ (National Association of Developmental Disability Professionals), MDS resident assessment coordination from AANAC (American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination), and training on the Life Safety Code for health care providers from NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).
The LTCI team has extensive knowledge of the CMS long term care survey process. Many LTCI staff members have previously been state and federal surveyors and have been involved in multiple projects for CMS to revise or redesign the long term care survey process. LTCI staff also has in depth knowledge of the Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) and the Quality Measures (QM).
LTCI has staff with experience managing and operating skilled nursing facilities/centers (SNFs), home health agencies and hospices; developing, implementing and reviewing compliance programs for individual and multi-facility/center nursing and skilled nursing facility organizations, home health agencies and hospices; and surveying and regulating home health, hospice, hospital, and ESRD providers.