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

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.

Even top rated hospitals aren’t immune from survey deficiencies. This case study explains what happens when surveyors uncover major problems at your facility and the consequences of losing accreditation.

CMS surveyors use this worksheet to assess organization’s compliance with Infection Control CoPs. Use it yourself to test your readiness.

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. 

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...

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.