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MEDICAL RECORDS

Hospital Accreditation: Three Traps In Medical Record Documentation
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on 2/18/2020 10:00:00 AM
We all know that clear, accurate, and timely documentation into a patient's medical record is critical for demonstrating compliance to CMS regulations and standards by accrediting organizations. Here are three traps to watch for: Charting by Exception, Within Normal Limits & Summary Charting.
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part Four
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on 2/4/2020 10:00:00 AM
In September of 2011, CMS revised the Conditions of Participation regarding patient rights. In Part 4 of this series, we'll discuss the patient's right addressing advance directives. CMS defines an advance directive as "a written instruction, such as a living will…
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part Three
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on 1/21/2020 10:00:00 AM
In September of 2011, CMS revised the Conditions of Participation regarding patient rights. In Part 3 of this series, we'll discuss the need to protect patients from abuse or neglect.
Patients have the right to be protected from forms of abuse, neglect. Patients have the right...
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part Two
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on 1/7/2020 10:00:00 AM
In September of 2011, CMS revised the Conditions of Participation regarding patient rights. In Part 2 of this series, we'll discuss a patient's right to visitation.
CMS requires hospitals to develop and implement policies regarding patient visitation, including any...
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Part One
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on 12/24/2019 10:00:00 AM
We've long known that patients must be informed of their rights. Traditionally we have done this by describing these rights on the back of the condition of admissions form, or by listing them in a brochure or patient handbook. Historically, this requirement...
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