An adverse outcome from the Joint Commission or a CMS Survey requires an immediate response. While an unannounced survey temporarily disrupts the normal routine of any hospital, an unexpected and unfavorable outcome has the potential to impact clinical operations and your accreditation status. That’s why organizations facing an adverse outcome find engaging Patton Healthcare Consulting adverse decision and support services an essential next step. They enable you to deliver a timely and effective response, minimizing disruptions and ensure you retain accreditation status.
Preliminary Denial of Accreditation
If you are recommended for a Preliminary Denial of Accreditation (PDA) decision, time is not on your side.
The Patton Healthcare Consultants understand the need for fast action. In fact, we review the Preliminary Denial of Accreditation report and develop an appropriate response by taking the following steps:
- Clarify the findings where appropriate
- Prepare a plan of correction to abate the threat
- Prepare you for the Abatement Survey
- Prepare you for the accreditation follow-up survey and your return to accreditation.
TJC Condition Level Deficiency (CLD)
Condition Level Deficiencies (CDLs) and Accreditation with Follow-up Survey (AFS) are on the rise. Our team helped numerous organizations emerge successfully from this outcome. We help you focus on the limited subset of pertinent issues that will be resurveyed. Plus, we know how to successfully navigate the process quickly and successfully so your team can get back to delivering safe and compliant care.
CMS Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA)
We are the best resource for help with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) citations that result in SIA agreement so that threats to clinical operations can be mitigated and patient safety protected. Our experienced team has been approved by CMS as a SIA partner to work with your staff to navigate through SIA, resolve deficiencies and protect your organization’s regulatory status.
Although this is a severe situation, it’s not irrevocable. Patton Healthcare Consulting successfully assists hospitals in their return to Medicare certification. Plus, we can provide a team to help your organization implement corrective actions.
Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) or Immediate Threat To Health & Safety (ITHS)
Avoiding serious questions about the regulatory or accreditation status requires experts who can assist you rapidly and effectively to help resolve deficiencies. It calls for experts who can assist you in developing your mitigation plan and resolve the deficiencies that lead to the immediate threat to health and safety (ITHS) and Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) finding. Patton Healthcare Consulting will assist you in developing an immediate response and avoid loss of accreditation.
Accreditation with Follow-Up Survey Support
Successfully demonstrating your compliance with all the items found out of compliance is a must, but a very difficult survey. Our consultants excel at preparing your staff for a smooth, successful outcome in a follow up survey. This includes Accreditation with Follow-up Survey (AFS), Condition Level Follow-up Survey (CON), and more.