Appendix A just deals with hospitals. If you work for a different type of facility, use this table of contents to find the appendix you need.

A chart comparing different facets of CMS, CIHQ, DNV-GL, HFAP, and The Joint Commission. Costs, scoring processes, governing bodies, resources, and much more.

Knowing when to conduct tracers throughout the year can be tricky. This 12-month schedule shows you how to space out focused medical record reviews and individual patient tracers.

Getting leadership involved in the accreditation process is crucial for your success. With this tracer, try to get hospital leaders involved in the process at least once a week. The title says Friday, but any day can work.

Examples of who should be in a chapter team, goals, and tasks.

A template for initial and ongoing competency assessment for employees.

When visiting a hospital, surveyors use this worksheet to confirm an organization’s compliance with the Discharge Planning CoPs. Use it to test your facility before surveyors arrive.

An article on high reliability and The Joint Commission’s ORO 2.0 assessment tools and resource library.

Surveyors continue to focus on the monitoring of contracted services. This article and accompanying checklists shows you how to get on top of it.