On December 6, 2018 The Greeley Company held a national online seminar covering the top 20 Joint Commission and the top 22 CMS citations in recent years. (Follow this link to view this free webinar.) This post covers the questions posed by the webinar audience, along with Greeley’s response. Question: Will we receive a copy… [Read More]
Question: Surveyors have cited us for standards, such as contracted services, and are inconsistent with content of this webinar…. Is this where negotiation with surveyor is necessary? Question: Regarding contracted services, would physician contracts fall into this? On December 6, 2018 The Greeley Company held its annual “Survey Hot Spots” national webinar. Feel free to… [Read More]
Question: Should screening for suicidality be documented for all patients or only if certain criteria are met? Question: What is the best evidence-based suicide screening tool for pediatric patients? On December 6, 2018 The Greeley Company held its annual “Survey Hot Spots” national webinar. Feel free to view our free “Hot Spots” webinar in case… [Read More]
Question: Can you go into more detail about what the regulations require for medication storage. In our facility, pharmacy insists that any and all medications be locked unless under 24/7 observation. This focus has even included pharmacy provided baby formula, eye drops, and other miscellaneous items kept at ambulatory settings that are supplied through the… [Read More]
Question: You said that orders for non-violent restraints no longer need to be renewed every 24 hours? On December 6, 2018 The Greeley Company held its annual “Survey Hot Spots” national webinar. Feel free to view our free “Hot Spots” webinar in case you missed the live session. Among the questions raised during the webinar… [Read More]
Question: Does food storage include staff refrigerators or only refrigerators with patient items? Question: What is the focus when it comes to endoscope reprocessing? On December 6, 2018 The Greeley Company held its annual “Survey Hot Spots” national webinar. Feel free to view our free “Hot Spots” webinar in case you missed the live session…. [Read More]
12/6/2018 – Join Greeley regulatory compliance and quality experts for a free webinar. Greeley faculty will share common vulnerabilities that trigger 90-day CMS “terminations” or preliminary denial of Joint Commission (and other) accreditation. Watch Now!
If hospital survey results during the past year are any indication, 2019 should be a very busy and challenging year for hospitals across the country. For CMS: Greeley has seen an uptick in EMTALA citations and we continue to see termination actions focused on infection prevention and the care of suicide patients. The Joint Commission… [Read More]
Greeley Senior Consultant Bud Pate shares advice with Becker’s Clinical Leadership on how to avoid adverse findings, and what to do if things go wrong. This article summarizes 30 years of Greeley best practices into a simple guide for those involved with survey preparedness and response. Put simply, hundreds of lessons learned by Greeley’s CMS Termination… [Read More]
8/23/2018 – In this webinar, Phillip Boaz, RN, MSN, will discuss common regulatory and accreditor survey findings, plus provide tips on how to avoid the infection control triple threat in high-level disinfection, operating room environment, and hemodialysis. Watch Now!