Accreditation

Survey terminology update: A look at CMS terms, medical records review, and more

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, March 1, 2010

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Many hospitals still struggle with understanding the CMS survey process—particularly deficiency levels. Let’s take a look at what CMS says directly. Understanding CMS is more important than ever with approval of The Joint Commission’s application for deeming authority for hospitals (the ability of accreditation to impart “deemed status” to an organization) bringing the accrediting body much more in line with CMS requirements.

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