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Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights - Don’t Forget the “IM” from Medicare
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on 6/18/2019 10:00:00 AM
Patient rights are a big thing with CMS, and rightly so. For Medicare beneficiaries, this includes the right to appeal being discharged from the hospital. Hospitals are required to inform patients of this right by providing a standardized form called the “Important…


Hospital Accreditation: Tips for Reviewing Medical Records During Survey
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on 5/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
Reviewing medical records during a survey used to be a pretty straightforward exercise. Back in my heyday, the medical record was all on paper. You just gave surveyors records and let them have at it. Let’s be honest. It wasn’t rocket science. Paper records were pretty much…


Hospital Accreditation: Monitoring a Patient’s Response to Medications
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on 5/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
We all know the importance of monitoring a patient’s response to medications. So how do we assure that our processes meet CMS expectations? The regulations at §482.23(c) form the basis for this discussion.
Per CMS: “Observing the effects medications have on the…


Hospital Accreditation: Staffing for Surgical Services
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on 4/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
Assessing whether departments are adequately staffed is a central part of the survey and certification process. Strewn throughout the Medicare Conditions of Participation is language speaking to the need for hospitals to assure that they have an adequate number of…


Hospital Accreditation: CIHQ and Feedtrail Collaborate to Enhance Patient Satisfaction and Retention
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on 4/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
About the Collaboration
Feedtrail, the nation’s leading real-time patient insights platform, and the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) are driving for the same goal – to radically improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery...