HFAP, the oldest CMS-approved hospital accreditation program in the nation, has merged with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care in a move designed to expand both organizations’ reach in the compliance world.
As regular survey activities slowly resume, expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to follow CMS in focusing on infection control and taking a detailed look at how well facilities planned for and responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
Get ready—The Joint Commission (TJC), DNV-GL Healthcare and HFAP have announced they are going start doing limited surveys in June. Meanwhile, the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) said it has already begun reaccreditation surveys on a case-by-case basis.
If you are expecting a survey from your accreditation organization (AO) in the upcoming weeks and months, check in with your liaison. All four hospital AOs have suspending most or all survey activities during the national emergency to deal with COVID-19.
If you are expecting a survey from your accreditation organization (AO) in the upcoming weeks and months, check in with your liaison. Some AOs are suspending most or all survey activities as COVID-19 takes hold of the nation.
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced that as of March 16 it was...
Download checklists provided by CMS and the CDC to review your infectious disease preparedness plans as CMS signals again that it expects hospitals and nursing homes, as well as other healthcare providers, to be prepared for the spread of the latest virus, COVID-19.
Healthcare compliance changed quite a bit in the last decade. For one thing, fire safety moved into the current millennium with the adoption of the 2012 versions of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code® (LSC) and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code®.
HFAP provided a handy list of what CoPs were to change, and stated that “all regulations are effective November 29, 2019 with the exceptions of those regarding QAPI in CAHs and the antibiotic stewardship programs in acute care hospitals and CAHs, which are effective at later dates, as noted.”...
Watch for information on possible changes to medical record, nursing, and patients’ rights standards from The Joint Commission (TJC), HFAP, and other accrediting organizations now that CMS has published a final rule on discharge planning.