In Long-Term Care Credentialing, Be Rigorous Yet Realistic

July 31, 2017

Because broad-based vetting standards for nursing homes are few and far between, practices can vary depending on a facility’s size, financial position (e.g., for profit, not-for-profit), affiliation (e.g., independent, hospital-based, member of a health system), and scope of service delivery. “It’s kind of all over the place,” says Susan M. Levy, MD, CMD, a nursing home medical director in Delaware and the immediate- past president of AMDA—The Society for Post- Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.