SMART Reminder

Help us keep members updated with timely information on survey outcomes, customized reports of survey trends across the state and VHCA districts, as well as benchmarking opportunities within your organization for quality enhancement.  We need your 2567s to include in VHCA’s SMART database to assist members with a resource to prepare for and improve outcomes in the long term care survey.  We encourage members to take advantage of SMART to view and analyze current trends and patterns of citations in Virginia’s nursing facility survey process.  If you have not yet forwarded your survey reports to Mary Chiles, please email them to her or send copies to her at Chiles Healthcare Consulting, 1908 Maple Shade Lane, Richmond, Virginia 23227.  

VHCA’s Survey Management and Analysis Resource Tool (SMART) remains a vital resource to members for reviewing deficiencies specific to surveys conducted in Virginia.  With inclusion of your reports we have been able to expand the SMART program with enhancements that now allow for identification of specific reasons for F tag deficiencies.  In order to maintain a viable program, submit your deficiency reports (2567s) today to be included in SMART.