Competencies Update #3

January 05, 2017

Apparently there is still a fair amount of angst about the implementation of the “Competencies” and chief among them is the lack of clarity about the extension of the deadline for supervisors to become certified.  The letter available here provides 30 days from the date the system came back on line. As outlined in the Post of December 14th, there are still issues to be resolved and the challenge remains fitting provider’s existing procedures and staff evaluation protocols into a system that is cumbersome to manage.  The other issues outlined in the earlier Post continue to exist, however, the “fix” at this point will be in the Final Regs and/or the Manual and not in further tinkering with a difficult process.