Health Information Management

Know how an EHR could affect your accreditation survey

HIM Briefings, December 1, 2009

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CMS has published a policy memo (S&C-09-53) reminding hospitals of their obligation to provide surveyors with unrestricted access to the EHR. The policy memo, issued in August, aims to ensure that surveyors will be able to “conduct the survey process in a consistent manner in all facilities regardless of whether the facility uses paper-based records and/or EHRs.” The memo details provider/supplier responsibilities and surveyors’ responsibilities during the survey process.

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