Training Information

Training Offering Overview

Training Name: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Basic Training (PRTF)

Activity Code: 0CMSPRTF_ONL

Training Description: This training cultivates and refines surveyor skills, fosters understanding of the PRTF survey process, and enhances surveyors' overall ability to survey PRTF facilities. This includes the ability to:

  • Conduct observation, interviews, and record review to gather information and identify concerns.
  • Employ critical thinking to analyze and investigate any concerns identified during the survey.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the applicable regulations and interpretive guidelines needed to address those concerns.
  • Make accurate compliance decisions.
  • Document deficiencies in a manner consistent with CMS's principles of documentation (POD).

Prerequisites: None

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