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Division of Licensing and Protection (DLP): Survey and Certification

Percentage of Vermont Nursing Homes that receive Focused Infection Control surveys

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Story Behind the Curve

Starting in FY 2021, CMS requires State survey agencies to perform annual Focused Infection Control (FIC) surveys of twenty percent (20%) of Vermont nursing homes based on State discretion or additional data that identifies facility and community risks.  To count toward the required 20%, these FIC surveys must be stand-alone surveys not associated with a recertification survey.


Vermont nursing homes, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


What Works

Prioritizing on-site Focused Infection Control (FIC) surveys where three (3) or more new COVID-19 confirmed cases have occurred since the previous National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 report, or 1 confirmed resident case has occurred in a facility that was previously COVID-free.  Additional FIC surveys will be conducted to maintain a minimum baseline of twenty percent annual FIC surveys of all Vermont nursing homes. 

Action Plan

DAIL Division of Licensing and Proteciton will conduct additional FIC surveys to ensure a minimum annual baseline in 20 percent of Vermont nursing homes.

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