More Than Correcting Deficiencies

Developing a successful PoC involves more than just reading a deficiency and developing a plan to correct it. 

It requires the provider to analyze the statement of deficiencies and determine the underlying problem that generated the deficiency or violation.

When systems are in place for each type of service and when the facility consistently monitors its practices and makes adjustments as necessary, compliance will be achieved and maintained.

When a system or part of the system isn't working, it is the facility's responsibility to recognize and correct the problem, preferably before the survey team identifies a deficient practice.

When deficient practice is identified and cited, the provider is required to correct the identified deficient practice and ensure that it does not recur.