Webinar: CMS's Heightened Scrutiny Review of Misericordia
In October 2022, CMS visited Misericordia and conducted a heightened scrutiny review to determine if Misericordia's Community Day Services (CDS) setting complied with the home and community-based services settings criteria. After three months of patiently waiting, Misericordia learned that the CDS inspection was passed, and Misericordia was noted strongly in the "Promising Practices" section of the report.
CDS Passes Federal Inspection by Michael Diaz
In October ’22, as part of a years’ long process, Misericordia’s Community Day Services was inspected by a team of federal and state authorities. As one of only three campus-based facilities surveyed in Illinois, the purpose of the inspection was to determine if the CDS program had any “isolating” qualities in services provided to the residents, due to services originating from campus.
The surveyors witnessed first-hand that CDS participants frequently interacted with the community, whether through community employment, volunteering, or learning and recreating in the community. The surveyors were equally impressed by the services that were offered on-campus, seeing firsthand how the residents enjoyed the many diverse opportunities found right here, along with all the great relationships they enjoyed on campus. Misericordia’s Developmental Training program participants enjoy many of the same opportunities, both on campus and in the community. After three months of patiently waiting, CDS learned that the inspection was passed, and Misericordia was noted strongly in the “Promising Practices” section of the report.
On Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT, Together for Choice will present a Webinar: CMS's Heightened Scrutiny Review of Misericordia. Michael Diaz of Misericordia will talk about CMS's site visit and how Misericordia was able to pass heightened scrutiny.
Click here to register for the webinar. Registration will close on March 13th at 8pm EST.