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February 2016 – A Formula for Continuous Survey Readiness

February 2016 – A Formula for Continuous Survey Readiness

Posted on February 25, 2016

The CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) released in April of 2015 clarified the requirements for review and approval of patient care policies.

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 3 – About Policies and Procedures

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 3 – About Policies and Procedures

Posted on September 03, 2015

The CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) released in April of 2015 clarified the requirements for review and approval of patient care policies.

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 2 – Physician Review & Signatures

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 2 – Physician Review & Signatures

Posted on September 02, 2015

The CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) released in April of 2015 clarify the frequency of physician review and signature in the medical record of patients cared for by a nurse practitioner,…

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 1 – About Beds

September 2015 – CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals, Part 1 – About Beds

Posted on September 01, 2015

The CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) released in April of 2015, clarifies the number of beds that are allowed and how they can be used.

August 2015 – Productivity & Labor Management

August 2015 – Productivity & Labor Management

Posted on August 19, 2015

Productivity is generally defined as, “a measure of how efficiently a system uses resources to produce the desired output”.

June 2015 – CMS PSI Worksheets – Something for Everyone!

June 2015 – CMS PSI Worksheets – Something for Everyone!

Posted on June 19, 2015

In 2011, CMS began piloting the use of three worksheets for State Survey Agency (SA) surveyor use through the CMS FY 2015 Patient Safety Initiative (PSI) to better assess compliance with the hospital CoPs (Conditions of Participation) for QAPI, Infection Control, and Discharge Planning.

April 2015 – Developing a Staffing Model That Works

April 2015 – Developing a Staffing Model That Works

Posted on April 19, 2015

We will get to staffing—but let’s start by reviewing core functions.

January 2015 – 2015 Healthcare Trends

January 2015 – 2015 Healthcare Trends

Posted on January 19, 2015

More than ever before, it is critical that patients become actively involved in their care.