MARCH 2016 – “Immediate Jeopardy” (IJ) is the most serious type of nursing home deficiency citation a State Department of Health can give.

If you haven’t changed your pneumonia vaccine policy to include the relatively new Prevnar 13, you should do so. In recent weeks the state of Wisconsin started handing out “Immediate Jeopardy” (IJs) to Skilled Nursing Facilities that have not offered Prevnar to new admissions and long-term residents who have not received this vaccine. This decision was upheld by CMS, which means other states will start tagging very soon.

GrandView Pharmacy has a specific protocol that completely prevents this from happening.