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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.

CEO Update January 2016

Posted on January 14, 2016

On December 21, Gallup reported the results of their Honesty and Ethics Poll, and once again, nurses ranked #1 for the 13th consecutive year…

CEO Update December 2015

Posted on December 08, 2015

As we approach the end of 2015, one can only wonder what the pundits are predicting for healthcare in 2016…

CEO Update November 2015

Posted on November 08, 2015

In the Affordable Care Act (sometimes referred to as Obamacare) there is a section (3025) that establishes the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program,…

CEO Update October 2015

Posted on October 08, 2015

A recent conversation with Paula Digby, a HealthTech partner from AQ-IQ, regarding ICD-10 and whether hospitals…

CEO Update September 2015

CEO Update September 2015

Posted on September 23, 2015

Over the last two weeks there have been numerous reports citing the number of hospitals being penalized.

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.

CEO Update August 2015

CEO Update August 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015

Oftentimes, HCAHPS scores reflect a noisy environment which many find difficult to remedy.