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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
Posted by
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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MEDICAL STAFF

Hospital Accreditation: Tips for CMS Compliance with Telemedicine Providers
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on 9/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
Advances in technology have fundamentally changed how healthcare is delivered. Hospitals now have access to clinicians that provide high quality care by remote locations. Twenty years ago, the idea of a physician in New York treating a patient in Montana via live…
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SURVEY PREPARATION

Hospital Accreditation: Are Your Medications Secure?
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on 8/20/2019 10:00:00 AM
You're preparing for survey and the question arises; Are the medications in your care area "secure"? Understanding what it means for a medication to be considered secured is the first step in the process. Absent State regulations to the contrary, CMS has clearly...
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PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Hospital Accreditation: Is Your Fire Response Plan Compliant?
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on 8/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
BACKGROUND
It’s no secret that both CMS and accrediting organizations (AO) spend a significant amount of time assessing a hospital’s compliance to fire safety requirements. That’s understandable. A fire in a hospital could have catastrophic consequences. Fortunately...
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