Upgrading the Nursing Home Survey Process: Continuing the Dialogue

April 3, 2021

In the December 2020 issue of JAMDA, we published an editorial titled “Time for an Upgrade in the Nursing Home Survey process: A Position Statement From the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.”1 Although the overall reaction to our specific recommendations in the Position Statement has been positive,2 some individuals, including some consumer advocates, have been critical of them.3 We are hoping that this response will clarify and emphasize our point of view, while highlighting clear areas of agreement and future collaboration among various stakeholders.