State Survey Process for Home Care Providers

State Survey Process for Home Care Providers

Survey Frequency

Temporary license holders must pass an initial full survey before a license will be issued and/or renewed. All other home care licensees will be surveyed on a frequency of at least once every three years. Survey frequency may be based on the license level, the provider’s compliance history, the number of clients served, or other factors as determined by the department deemed necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of clients and compliance with the law.

Types of Surveys

There are five types of surveys:

  • Initial full surveys
  • Core surveys
  • Full surveys
  • Follow-up surveys
  • Complaint investigations

For more information on the types of surveys and the survey process review Minnesota Statute 144A.474 Surveys and Investigations.

Learn more about the types of surveys here:

Home Care Survey Definitions

Survey Process:  State-Licensed Home Care Providers

Providers can find a Guide to the Survey Process for Home Care Providers and all the forms utilized by the Minnesota Department of Health Home Care and Assisted Living Program staff when conducting home care provider surveys.

Comprehensive Home Care Provider Survey Forms

Basic Home Care Provider Survey Forms

Survey Process:  Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies

Medicare certified home health agencies (HHAs) can find information about HHA surveys and survey results at this link:

Federal Certification Process for Home Health Agencies

Home Care Provider Survey Results

Home Care Provider Survey Results

Trends Found on Survey

Providers are encouraged to review these common citations found on survey and ensure that your agency is in compliance with the regulations.

Common Home Care Correction Orders

Updated Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at 04:37PM