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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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USP Announced 797 Delay

The October EC News has a nice article on USP Chapter 797. But since its publication, USP announced a delay in the implementation date. Moreover, this includes Chapters 797 sterile compounding, 795 non-sterile compounding, and 825 radiopharmaceuticals.

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Christi Chavez Joins Patton Healthcare Consulting as Director of Operations.

We are pleased to introduce and welcome Christi Chavez as Patton Healthcare Consulting’s Director of Operations.

In this role she will serve as the resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs. Client management activities include scheduling client survey activity, customizing survey agendas and following up all survey activities with a final report. 

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Rural Health Clinics & Emergency Medications

In September, CMS published QSO-19-18 addressing rural health clinic emergency medications. In the memo, CMS states that these requirements will apply to Federally QualifiedHealth Centers (FQHC’s). Further, they identify five drug categories that rural health clinics should have for “common lifesaving procedures.”

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