The Last 5 Blogs
GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP
Hospital Accreditation: Report Hospital Accreditation: Institutional Plan & Budget
on 10/17/2017 10:00:00 AM
There are certain things that rarely happen in life; you win the lottery, a man lands on the moon, you travel smoothly through airport security, or a CMS surveyor asks to see your hospital’s operating and capital budget. If that last example has you scratching…
QUALITY ASSESSMENT & PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Setting Priorities for Your QAPI Program
on 10/3/2017 10:00:00 AM
Hospitals monitor a lot of different processes in their QAPI program. I would wager that – for an average hospital – if you actually counted every performance indicator for which data is collected, the number would easily been in the hundreds. Hospitals often...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: Is Your Hospital Really a Hospital?
on 9/19/2017 10:00:00 AM
Is your hospital really a hospital? For the vast majority of this blog's readers it may seem like a silly question. But for some, it’s not a silly question at all. In fact, it could be the most important question that needs answered; and that answer will dictate...
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: CMS & Outpatient Services
on 9/5/2017 10:00:00 AM
Imagine you’re the manager of a small hospital-based primary care clinic. If you’re like most, you probably don’t give much thought to CMS surveys. Chances are the last time CMS showed up on your hospital’s doorstep, they didn’t even do you the honors of a visit…
Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Accreditation: You Prepare for Survey... So Does CMS
on 8/29/2017 10:00:00 AM
Much to your surprise - and probably dismay - you show up for work one morning and find a team of CMS surveyors waiting at your door. We know surveys are a fact of life and, to varying degrees, hospitals prepare for that eventuality. Most preparation occurs…