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Survey and Certification Support Branch

Teri Koch
Field Office Manager

Survey & Certification Support Branch
Bureau of Field Operations
Telephone: (850) 412-4301
Fax: (850) 414-6946
Email: Teri.Koch@ahca.myflorida.com

The Survey and Certification Support Branch is responsible for monitoring quality improvement/quality assurance indicators, training surveyors and other Agency staff regarding health care facility surveying functions, data management, data integrity, and other support functions for the Division of Health Quality Assurance.

 

 

 

Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Regulations

The current state and federal regulation sets used by surveyors when recording survey findings.

Electronic Statement of Deficiencies and Plan of Corrections (ePOC)

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) participates with the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic 2567 and plan of correction (ePOC) program for federally certified nursing homes.

Minimum Data Set (MDS)

A standardized definition of items used to improve quality of care by assessing the needs and functional status of residents in long term care facilities that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid program.

Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS)

A uniform core set of data elements used to improve quality of care by enabling measurement of patient outcomes in home health agencies that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid program.