Revised Federal Oversight Support Survey (FOSS) Process National Pilot
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be piloting a two phase Federal Oversight Support Survey (FOSS) process
beginning in January of 2018. This pilot will replace the FOSS process used for traditional surveys and the Federal Oversight
of Quality Indicator Survey (FOQIS) process used for Quality Indicator Survey (QIS), and includes the following:
• The revised FOSS process will focus on specific areas of concern. For purposes of the national pilot, the areas of focus
will be Abuse and Neglect, Admission/Transfer/ Discharge, and Dementia Care services.
• The Phase 1 Resource and Support Surveys (RSS) will be conducted between January 1 and April 30 of 2018. The Phase 2, Focused
Comparative surveys will begin May 1, 2018, and conclude on September 30th, 2018.
• The new process will be used for all Federal Oversight Support Surveys required in the current scope memo. The full-comparative
process remains unchanged.