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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Tips for Maintaining Appropriate Pressure Relationships
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on 11/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Picture this... a surveyor is tracing the surgical services department in your hospital. The surveyor asks for a box of tissue. Does the surveyor have a cold? Not at all. The surveyor places a piece to tissue under the door to an operating room. The tissue is sucked into…
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: Hospital Systems and Governance from a CMS Perspective
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on 10/29/2019 10:00:00 AM
The last thing most people think of when identifying potential deficiencies during a CMS certification survey is the relationship between the governance structure of a hospital system, and compliance requirements for an individual hospital. To make sure your health system's…
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INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL

Hospital Accreditation: 4 Tips for Survey Success in Sterilization and Disinfection
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on 10/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
While the regulations aren't new, the processes, products and systems used to perform high-level disinfection and sterilization have gained an enormous amount of focus in recent months in the accreditation and certification environment. Generally speaking, the regulations…
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SURVEY PREPARATION

Hospital Accreditation: How Creating Choke Points Can Help Compliance
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on 10/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
Countless terms are bandied about regarding strategies to assure medical record documentation meets accreditation and certification standards. Random sampling, concurrent review, prevalence studies are just a few that come to mind. But have you ever heard of "choke points"?...
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GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

Hospital Accreditation: CMS & Hospital Health Systems - Four Traps to Avoid
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on 9/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
The days of a stand-alone hospital are fast coming to an end. Multi-hospital health systems are now the norm, not the exception. While the benefits of a hospital belonging to a health system are many, CMS compliance is not one of them! Medicare expects each hospital to…
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