Modify this template of an incident command meeting agenda for your organization, to help you keep your hospital incident command system (HICS) planning on track, especially if you are managing multiple campuses.
Always being ready for survey can be one of the greatest challenges, but there are tools. In the following excerpt from HCPro’s recently published Survey Coordinator’s Handbook, 21st Edition, we offer you a look at using tracers to assess how well your team is doing on compliance.
Given The Joint Commission’s (TJC) more than 60-year presence in hospital accreditation, Inside Accreditation and Quality went to CMS for some clarification on its concerns that led to only a two-year renewal for TJC as an accrediting organization.
In an announcement that The Joint Commission (TJC) has been approved for two years as a Medicare accrediting organization (AO), CMS outlines what it sees as the differences between TJC standards and its own requirements.
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) to get tougher on some areas of survey, particularly with the physical environment and off-campus facilities, and to change the level of detail in its daily briefing about what surveyors are finding.
In mid-July, CMS confirmed that TJC—one of the nation’s...