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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Contract Services - Part Four
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on 6/23/2020 10:00:00 AM
Welcome to the last in a four-part blog series on CMS' expectations for managing contract services in a hospital. In this blog, we're going to discuss CMS expectations for integrating oversight into your hospital's quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program…
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Contract Services - Part Three
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on 6/9/2020 10:00:00 AM
Welcome to the third in a four-part blog series on CMS’ expectations for managing contract services in a hospital. In this blog, we’re going to discuss CMS expectations for monitoring the quality and safety of these services CMS' Conditions of Participation at §482.12(e)(1) require that your hospital’s…
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Contract Services - Part Two
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on 5/26/2020 10:00:00 AM
Welcome to the second in a four-part blog series on CMS' expectations for managing contract services in a hospital. In this blog, we're going to discuss CMS' expectations for written agreements with contract services. CMS' Conditions of Participation at §482.12(e)(1) require that…
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Contract Services - Part One
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on 5/12/2020 10:00:00 AM
Welcome to the first in a four-part blog series on CMS' expectations for managing contract services in a hospital. In this blog, we're going to discuss developing a list of contract services. CMS Conditions of Participation at §482.12(e)(2) require that your hospital maintain a list…
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MEDICAL RECORDS

Hospital Accreditation: Pre-Populating EMR’s - A Recipe For Disaster
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on 4/28/2020 10:00:00 AM
This is a true story that indicates the dangers of pre-populating electronic medical records (EMR) with canned or default information. A hospital was undergoing a CMS validation survey. The surveyor was reviewing the medical record of a 75 year old male admitted for congestive heart failure...
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