Risk Management

SNFs will undoubtedly face a great deal of scrutiny and second-guessing both during and after the COVID-19 crisis passes. You will likely face survey citations, workforce claims, lawsuits and public condemnations. While every organization’s priority must be on delivering appropriate patient care, and in some sense, everything you do to is “risk management,” we do believe that SNFs should also allocate resources now to planning for the inevitable future where you will need to defend yourselves.

In this section, we have identified risk management approaches, resources and thoughts to assist you in preparing both to deliver appropriate care, but also at the same time to create a record that will allow you to defend yourselves down the road.

Civil Litigation
Special Series on Risk

Article 4 in EVOLVE's series on risk management for SNFs looks at potential civil claims resulting from the pandemic.

Employment Litigation
Special Series on Risk

Article 3 in EVOLVE’s series on COVID-19 risk management examines potential employment claims relating to COVID-19.

Survey & Regulatory Enforcement
Special Series on Risk

In Part 2 of 5 in EVOLVE’s series on COVID-19 risk management for SNFs, we look at changes in the regulatory environment.

Introduction to COVID-19 Risk Management for SNFs
Special Series on Risk

This Article is Part 1 of 5 in EVOLVE's series on COVID-19 risk management for SNFs.

COVID+ Response
Risk Management

This document provides suggestions for a SNF following the identification of a COVID+ resident, or a presumptive positive resident...

COVID-19 Focused Survey
Self-Assessment

Self-assess your SNF’s survey readiness on infection control and prepare for potential litigation using this CMS tool...

SNFs Should Complete Both the CMS & CDC Self-Assessments
Self-Assessment

To prepare for survey scrutiny and lawsuits, SNFs should complete both of the recently published CMS & CDC self-assessments...

Privilege Planning for Surveys & Lawsuits to Come
Risk Management

Applicable privilege protections must be considered and implemented now to best protect risk management audits, findings...

The CARES Act PPP Necessity Certification for SNFs
Risk Management

The federal government established the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act...