Surveyors are certified medical specialists dedicated to the peer-based accreditation process that gives QUAD A national and international recognition as the global accreditation authority. Through regular training, they maintain surveyor certification and obtain current information critical to performing high-quality surveys.
QUAD A surveyors conduct thorough, consistent surveys by evaluating each facility through observation, staff and patient interviews, and assessment of each standard to determine compliance or non-compliance.
QUAD A surveyors must:
Participate in a survey team whose size and composition is appropriate for the facility
Conduct a thorough and unbiased facility survey as instructed in the documents contained in the surveyor handbook
Complete the survey in accordance with the QUAD A survey schedule and checklist
Follow appropriate time guidelines
Complete all forms and documentation required as provided in the surveyor handbook
Return all forms and documentation to the QUAD A central office in the time designated
Complete a Statement of Deficiency form for each deficiency
Review the facility plan of correction and the supporting documentation to verify all deficiencies are corrected
Quality improvement methods and periodic assessments are key to maintaining the integrity of the accreditation programs. Surveyors are an integral part of the QUAD A accreditation process. QUAD A consistently evaluates its surveyors through an ongoing quality assurance process that incorporates facility feedback, objective performance metrics, and random validation surveys. Surveyors must remain in good standing with QUAD A to continue performing surveys.
To become a QUAD A surveyor, please complete the form below to be contacted about upcoming surveyor training programs.
QUAD A provides several educational opportunities:
- Surveyor Quarterly Calls
- Save the date for upcoming calls: January 27, April 28, July 28, and October 27, 2022!
General Information Related to Important Policies
Completing the Basic Life Safety Code: The Survey Process and Principles of Documentation for Life Safety Code exams are a required component for QUAD A Medicare Life Safety Code surveyors upon completion of a Life Safety Code training session.
Please click on the corresponding links to the presentations, review the PowerPoint presentations, and complete the exams below. The results of the exams will automatically be generated to QUAD A.
Basic Life Safety Code: The Survey Process