The Plan of Correction as a Management Tool (cont'd)


Participation in the CMS programs mandates that facilities take the initiative and responsibility for monitoring their own performance so that they are always in compliance.


The PoC is a valuable management tool because it requires facilities to:

  • achieve and maintain compliance;
  • ensure the underlying cause of the cited deficient practice does not recur;
  • make changes that result in improved care delivery for individuals; and
  • improve provider operations.