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. Register Today!
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]
If you are looking to make a change at your hospital to define or revise the way you do or should be doing things, be sure you understand whether the change should be made in policy, procedure, or guideline, or to what extent in each. Policies are broad expressions of the intent or desired outcome… [Read More]
If your hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), your CEO recently received a letter. That letter alerts the CEO that Joint Commission surveyors have been given additional training in four subjects to focus on when they arrive at your door for a survey. These subjects are: high-level disinfection and sterilization; sterile compounding of… [Read More]
As more states legalize marijuana, more physicians have begun recommending cannabis to their patients for the management of pain, nausea, anxiety, and loss of appetite. Recent literature also suggests that cannabis may be effective in treating other conditions. For example, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug whose active ingredient is… [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!
In recent weeks (months?!), there’s been a lot of discussion relative to the identification and mitigation of risks in the environment relating to the management of behavioral health patients. At least for the moment, the “pressure points” from a regulatory perspective seem to be sorting out into three care environments – behavioral health inpatient units,… [Read More]
Summary: The Greeley Company’s consulting model is intended to help hospitals and their affiliated Medical Staffs build and strengthen effective leadership and oversight processes. We teach and reinforce the Greeley Medical Staff Leadership Model and the Framework for Sustained Compliance to help hospitals attain and maintain lasting and value-driven improvements to safety, experience and efficiency…. [Read More]
How to clarify Don’t get hung up on the clarification format. Sometimes explanations don’t fit well into the Joint Commission’s “who, when, what, how, and why” outline and your explanation won’t be clear. Future posts will walk you through specific examples of successful clarifications, but overall you will need to demonstrate: that the hospital had… [Read More]
Rumor has it that the Joint Commission removed the option to clarify survey findings. This rumor is not true. It is more important than ever to make sure that corrective actions are based on accurate findings lest we get off track by trying to fix things that are not broken. What went away at the… [Read More]