Survey Readiness

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CMS A-Tags

Throughout 2019, Joint Commission surveyors detailed compliance with CMS expectation by CMS-A-tags. Surveyors already maintained a list of medical record documentation requirements they explored this information on tracers. But as of July 2019, the organizational survey activity guide now contains this list. And, although it is similar to the evidence detailed on tracers, we believe CMS A-tags present an opportunity.

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Mold Problems On The Radar

The August issue of EC News has a 10-page article on mold problems in hospitals. Over the past year, we have read and heard a lot more coming out of TJC on this topic. In fact, dedicating 10 pages on this subject indicates the importance of this topic. Here’s what should be on your radar screen.

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New Prenatal Safety Standards

The September issue of Perspectives introduced two new Provision of Care standards. They contain 13 elements of performance that detail perinatal safety standards. These new requirements take effect July 2020 and achieving them will take many steps. Use this information to get started.

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