This session will provide an overview of the Pharmacy Services regulations at §483.45, with an emphasis on the review the most commonly cited Pharmacy Services requirements. Strategies to avoid citations related to Pharmacy Services will be emphasized through discussion of: Actual citation examples, Strategies for successfully managing the survey process & understanding the critical element pathways used to guide surveyor investigations, & implementing survey preparedness activities to prevent Pharmacy Services citations.
- Identify the regulatory requirements related to Pharmacy Services
- Identify survey procedures that describe how Pharmacy Services requirements are reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
- Identify examples of how Pharmacy Services requirements are commonly cited in the long-term care survey process
- Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness related to Pharmacy Services into facility QAPI processes