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NURSING SERVICES

Hospital Accreditation: Organization of the Nursing Service
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on 12/12/2017
Several years ago, two hospitals in a local community combined into one. Both hospitals historically had strong Chief Nurse Executives (CNE). Understandably, neither hospital wanted to give up their CNE. So they came up with a creative idea. Let each...
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DISCHARGE PLANNING

Hospital Accreditation: Preventing Readmissions - What CMS is Looking For
Posted by
on 12/5/2017 10:00:00 AM
The effects of the Accountable Care Act (ACA) have increased the focus on discharge planning in hospitals. Reducing preventable readmissions is a key Medicare initiative to reduce costs so that monies can be shifted to fund ACA programs. Because of this, CMS...
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OTHER

Hospital Accreditation: A Time to Give Thanks
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on 11/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
If you've been a regular reader of our blogs, you know that they are informational rather than opinionated in nature. There are more than enough people in this world who can't wait to bloviate for as long as you will let them. We made a decision at CIHQ...
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Patient Rights & the Patient’s Representative
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on 11/7/2017 10:00:00 AM
We all know that patients must be informed of their rights. But what are the requirements concerning a patient's designated representative? CMS issues clear guidance under §482.13(a)(1) in Appendix A of the State Operations Manual. Hospitals are expected…
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PATIENT RIGHTS

Hospital Accreditation: Are Your Patients Involved in Care Decisions?
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on 10/24/2017 10:00:00 AM
Being involved in care decisions is one of the most important rights a patient has. CMS Conditions of Participation at §482.13(b)(2) states: "The patient or his or her representative (as allowed under State law) has the right to make informed decisions…
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