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How to Prepare for a CMS/AO-Focused Infection Control Survey (Webinar $149*)
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How to Prepare for a CMS/AO-Focused Infection Control Survey (Webinar $149*)
How to Prepare for a  CMS/AO-Focused Infection Control Survey (Webinar $149*)


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12:00 - 1:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Under section 1135(b)(5) of the Act, CMS is prioritizing surveys, including those addressing infection control. CMS and State Survey Agencies (SSAs) are conducting targeted infection control surveys of select home health and hospice providers to ensure compliance with infection control practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Since a survey can be triggered based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases in an area or agency, you must be prepared for a focused infection control survey by your state or accrediting agency. 

This webinar will explain where to concentrate your efforts for a focused infection control survey within the home and facility and identify the triggers that could prompt it. The program will also review and highlight precautions, policies, procedures, plans, education, surveillance, and monitoring that surveyors focus on. Join us to learn the elements of a focused infection control survey and how to prepare, as well as the evidence surveyors expect to see. Infection surveillance and use of transmission-based precautions will also be addressed.


  • Distinguish areas needing additional preparation for a focused infection control survey
  • Use the CMS infection control survey tool
  • Define the CMS/AO-focused infection control survey process
  • Explain additional surveillance required
  • Differentiate between home and facility infection control survey requirements

Who Should Attend

This informative session will benefit all staff involved in infection control in accordance with the CoPs. It will be especially beneficial to management, leadership, quality assurance and infection control staff, education team members, liaisons, and intake personnel.


Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN, Ahearn Advisement Partners
Kathy Ahearn has a Bachelor’s in both Nursing and Social Work, and owns Ahearn Advisement Partners.  With over 30 years working and serving the healthcare community the combination of nursing and social work has served her well.  She has worked in a variety of post-acute care settings with an emphasis on home health and hospice, home infusion, homecare, and skilled nursing as a PICC and compliance expert.  Kathy has a unique ability to identify agency challenges and opportunities, quickly providing education, support, and mentoring to organizations, guiding them to a new level of operation.  

Kathy helped develop pain scales to standardize assessment with the American Pain Society and the Joint Commission, which lead to identifying pain as the 5th vital sign.  She was a trailblazer in the retail pharmacy world introducing the Joint Commission to the retail setting for disease state accreditation and reimbursement.  In addition to developing manuals and policies, Kathy expanded into medical device as a Managed Care Director developing one of the first real-time cloud-based disease specific software programs to assist patients, clinicians, and managed care organizations improve outcomes and collect data.  

Kathy began healthcare work due to a disabled parent and later a child living with chronic disease state.  She has experienced healthcare professionally and personally, dedicating her life to it and to working as a change agent for the betterment of all served.


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**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.




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