Now that long term care annual surveys have resumed in most states, what are the most frequently cited F-Tags this year?



The top 5 most frequently cited F-Tags in standard surveys conducted from Oct 2020 – present are:

  1. F812 Food Procurement, Store/Prepare/Serve Sanitary (cited in 34.8% of standard surveys)
  2. F880 Infection Control (cited in 34.4% surveys)
  3. F761 Label/Store Drugs and Biologicals (Cited in 27.2% surveys)
  4. F689 Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices (cited in 18.4% surveys)
  5. F656 Develop/Implement Comprehensive Care Plan (cited in 17.1% surveys)


You can find the most frequently cited F-Tags occurring in your state by running the “Citation Frequency Report” for your specific state at qcor.cms.gov.

Source: CASPER (05/09/2021)


Blog by Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, CHC, CLNC, Proactive Medical Review

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