The Survey Coordinator's Handbook, 20th Edition, is the ultimate resource in survey prep for all accreditation professionals no matter their experience level. This handbook walks through every step of preparation, explaining key problem areas and highlighting major...

Chapter Leader’s Guide to Environment of Care, Second Edition breaks down The Joint Commission's Emergency Management requirements into easy-to-understand solutions to meet the challenges of these complex standards. 

Accreditation is a complex topic with multiple branches, specialties, and nuances. New accreditation specialists often come from disparate backgrounds, with huge variations in the type and amount of training (if any) they had before accepting their new role. There’s a steep learning curve...

Ever wonder what the difference between CMS, Joint Commission, DNV, HFAP, and CIHQ is? This chart has the answers.

Please read the attached PDF before delving into Survey Training Essentials Toolket (STET) files. It contains a short booklet on how to use and sort through STE tools

  • STET CMS: This category provides examples and tools to assist in
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is the arm of the federal government that has oversight for the Medicare and Medicaid funding programs, regulates the quality of healthcare, and promotes healthcare system efficiency, quality, and beneficiary awareness of benefits.



  • Can have a single governing body for multiple hospital system
  • MD membership is allowed on the govern board


  • Can have a single medical staff for multiple hospital system
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Use this checklist to validate compliance or opportunities for improvement.