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CMS Provides Online Surveyor Training Resources

For licensing & certification staff, quality & patient safety staff

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality, Safety & Oversight Group reminds providers that online training is available to help surveyors and providers prepare for upcoming surveys. Online courses, web-based training, and video webcasts can be viewed on the Integrated Surveyor Training Website.

A course catalog lists available resources and can be filtered by content type and topic, with prerequisites listed where needed.

Available training topics include preparing for a survey to evaluate compliance with Medicare hospital conditions of participation and emergency preparedness requirements; practices and procedures used by health care facilities to prevent and control infections; navigating the State Operations Manual; and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act survey process.