Articles in Inside Accreditation & Quality - Volume 2 Issue 2
Here is the revised wording of the hospital Condition of Participation (CoP) adding requirements for antibiotic stewardship.
Hospital antibiotic stewardship programs will become a Condition of Participation (CoP) requirement as of March 30, 2020.
Critical access hospitals (CAH) accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) will be expected to implement National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) standard NPSG.15.01.01 starting July 1, 2020.
This article reviews the importance of NPSG.15.01.01, element of performance (EP) 1, which has two separate sections with a very important difference.
Joint Commission–accredited hospitals and CAHs must have a process for requesting an 1135 waiver from CMS
7% of physicians and 11% of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants had experienced sexual harassment.
Known in the industry as e-consultations, the telemedicine platforms help connect PCPs with specialists to help improve care management and care coordination for patients.
As of January 1, 2020, CMS has eliminated the direct supervision requirement.
Only 20% of hospital executives said their organization is a “safety innovator,” meaning it has the resources committed to provide state-of-the-art patient safety management.
As of January 1, CMS eliminated the paper version of the form to report patient deaths associated with restraint or seclusion. Form CMS-10455 must now be filed through an electronic version.