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Long-Term Care Facility

Below, you’ll find adverse and other patient safety events grouped into categories. Click on the most relevant category to see agency-by-agency descriptions of events that must be reported. Consult the glossary for information on how long-term care facilities are defined in the Navigator.

Note that safety-related reporting requirements imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), MassHealth, or accrediting organizations are not included in the information provided here. For instance, the Navigator does not address CMS requirements on nursing homes to include certain adverse data in a minimum data set. Click here to learn more about what is and is not included in the Navigator.

Adverse Event Categories

Event Type Description
Abuse or Neglect Suspected patient abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of property
Blood Collection, administration, storage, handling, etc. of blood products
Device Medical device failure, malfunction, mislabeling, user error, etc.
Facility Emergency Fires, labor actions, evacuations, etc.
Other Choose this category if your event does not appear to fit elsewhere.

Other Safety Reporting

Event Type Description
CMS and MassHealth Broad overview and links to resources related to conditions of coverage and participation in these programs
Communicable Disease or Unusual Illness Communicable disease, unusual illness, or other health condition of public concern
Disciplinary Action Taken Against a Physician Professional review action, clinical privilege suspension, or other disciplinary action taken by a facility against a physician
Drug Diversion Loss or theft of controlled substances
Influenza Vaccination Rate Vaccination against influenza by health care personnel at your facility
Physician Misconduct Fraudulent practice of medicine, prescription violations, gross negligence, sexual misconduct or other misconduct by a licensed physician