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CMS Acknowledges Name Change for ICF/IID Professionals


Posted on May 7, 2013 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released a Survey & Certification Letter acknowledging the change in nomenclature for the professionals working in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (“ICF/IID”).  Formally known as Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals (“QMRPs”), these professionals are now Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (“QIDPs”).  QIDPs are required to integrate, coordinate and monitor the treatment... READ MORE

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CMS Guidance on Use of Video Cameras in ICFs/MR


Posted on August 16, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Selby, Todd J.

On July 29, 2011, CMS issued the following guidance for the use of video cameras in ICFs/MR: To ensure that clients’ rights are protected, the use of video cameras in the ICF/MR must be reviewed, approved and monitored by the Specially Constituted Committee (SCC) of the facility as constituted per 42 CFR 483.440(f)(3)(i-iii).  If... READ MORE

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