The CMS complaint survey process changed. And, they introduced a new validation survey pilot. Here’s how it will impact your organization.
The August Perspectives covers changes required by CMS to the nursing and provision of care chapter. And, a change covering operating room equipment at PC .03.01.01 is interesting, here’s why.
The Consultant Forum also provided insight into the increased number of adverse decisions, PDA and AFS, as well as immediate threat to life.
Sterile compounding is the focus again in the August and September Perspectives articles entitled “Consistent Interpretation.” Accordingly, it covers sterile compounding scoring interpretations.
The Joint Commission held one of its periodic “Consultant Forums” in August. They conduct group meetings with interested parties about changes and new initiatives. The recent forum covered a topic that befuddled many. It’s the mandate to pre-clean all surgical instruments at the “point of use” in the procedural area and the scoring revisions that follow.
They also hinted that they will train surveyors to the new expectations. And, they would publish an announcement in the September Perspectives.