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Understand new rules for reporting restraint deaths

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2008

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Editor’s note: Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, director of hospital risk management at OHIC Insurance Company, The Doctor’s Company, in Columbus, OH, is the “CMS corner” lead contributor. Submit a topic idea to her by contacting BOJ Managing Editor Matt Phillion at mphillion@hcpro.com.

CMS revised the new Interpretive Guidelines for hospitals in April. The changes were not minor—in fact, the section on reporting restraint deaths was 50 pages long.

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