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HMS Awarded State Contracts in Virginia & Hawaii to Conduct Healthcare Facility Surveys

HMS Awarded State Contracts in Virginia & Hawaii to Conduct Healthcare Facility Surveys

  • January 5, 2021
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HMS Awarded State Contracts in Virginia & Hawaii to Conduct Healthcare Facility Surveys

Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) was recently awarded two state contracts—one with the Virginia Department of Health and another with the Hawaii Department of Health. We are honored to be awarded this work and to have the opportunity to assist these states with vital on-site inspections to ensure patients, residents and clients receive the quality care they deserve within state healthcare facilities.

HMS Supports Virginia’s Mission to Protect Vulnerable Populations in Long-Term Care and Acute-Care Facilities

The Virginia Department of Health has awarded Healthcare Management Solutions (HMS) a multi-year contract to conduct on-site surveys of long-term and acute care facilities. HMS’ highly trained surveyors will be conducting recertification surveys, revisits, complaint investigations, and focused infection control surveys.

“We are honored to be selected by the Virginia Department of Health to support them in conducting surveys to ensure the safety and quality of care provided to vulnerable populations throughout the Commonwealth,” says Leah Heimbach, president and owner of HMS.

This contract which was fully executed on September 9th, is an emergency COVID procurement, so HMS has already begun conducting surveys due to the urgency created by the pandemic — particularly the focused infection control surveys.

“COVID-19 has understandably placed enormous extra stress on healthcare and long-term care facilities, as well as on state health authorities,” says Heimbach. “HMS continues to be a ready resource for federal and state agencies as they respond to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.”

HMS Shares Hawaii’s Commitment To Conducting On-Site Surveys Of Medicare-Eligible Health Care Facilities

The Hawaii Department of Health has awarded HMS a multi-year contract to conduct federal initial certification and recertification surveys, follow-up revisit surveys, and complaint investigations at Medicare-eligible health care facilities as requested by the Office of Health Care Assurance in accordance with established federal regulations and standards. These facilities may include; 

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities,
  • Ambulatory surgical centers, 
  • End-stage renal disease facilities
  • Hospices, and
  • Home health agencies.

Initial certification and recertification surveys include health care surveys, life safety code surveys, and emergency preparedness surveys as well. 

“We are honored to be selected by the Hawaii Department of Health to assist them in ensuring the safety and quality of care provided to vulnerable populations throughout the state,” says Leah Heimbach, president and owner of HMS.