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Briefings on Accreditation & Quality (BOAQ) has changed its name to Inside Accre
In a accreditation-entit
MARCH 20, 2018
Hi everyone, Yesterday we launched the HCPro Accreditation Twitter account to help
APRIL 11, 2017
The Joint Commission has eliminated its post-survey category of “Contingent Accreditation.&
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Last week, CMS and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) made a huge announcement with t
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Accreditation & Quality Advisor blog! The
MARCH 31, 2015
Are you an accreditation specialist or handle survey preparation for your organization? If so, we
APRIL 21, 2015
This April, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accrediting organizations (AO). If passed,
JULY 11, 2017
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
AHAP’s own Jodi Eisenberg was recently interviewed on the changing world of accreditation.
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
We've moved the Accreditation Insider to our new website, 
The Association for Healthcare Accreditation
MAY 11, 2012
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic accreditation professionals to join an ad-hoc group interested in r
AUGUST 11, 2015
 The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program—also commonly known as HFAP—wil
In annual report to Congress, CMS says accreditation organizations have their work cut out for t
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
 If you thought The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations (AO) were already u
CMS first added ratings in 2005 and in 2008, added the first five-star quality rating to nursing
APRIL 14, 2015
Accreditation and quality professionals are being asked to do more than ever to comply with major
AUGUST 2, 2016
With the introduction of the Next Accreditation System, patient safety and quality improvement (P
APRIL 26, 2019
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public’s input on proposed
Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
 The latest issue of Medical Staff Briefing is here, and if there’s
APRIL 17, 2014
Two experts explain what new accreditation specialists need to know Editor&
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
On April 14, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accreditation. If passed, the proposed ru
APRIL 18, 2017
This July we’re going to be running two Accreditation and Quality focus groups. The first 1
Help your leadership understand the upcoming accreditation survey process once new USP protection
JANUARY 23, 2020
By Steven Porter A study that found independent hospital accreditation c
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
This is an excerpt from the May issue of Briefings on Accreditation and Quality.
APRIL 12, 2018
The AMA and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (A
Healthcare is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-based one. A quick gl
Ever had questions about whether it was good or appropriate to pay your accrediting organization
JANUARY 2, 2019
If you are expecting a survey from your accreditation organization (AO) in the upcoming weeks and
MARCH 19, 2020
The graduate medical education committee (GMEC) is responsible for overseeing the quality of gra
DECEMBER 18, 2015
With CMS and accreditation organizations such as The Joint Commission (TJC) putting an emphasis o
MARCH 29, 2018
The Joint Commission earlier this month announced that the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Ma
MARCH 9, 2017
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Associ
MARCH 7, 2014
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has set a briefing schedule for the Depa
The 2017 Chicago session of The Joint Commission’s annual Executive Briefings saw a far-ran
DECEMBER 1, 2017
Hospice PEPPER expands target areas TMF Health Quality Institute
The self-study is a new accreditation activity program directors and coordinators must complete a
MAY 15, 2019
Accreditation is a complex topic with multiple branches, specialties, and nuances. New accreditat
AUGUST 7, 2018
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Expect accrediting organ
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) last week announced it has acqui
OCTOBER 20, 2015
You haven’t been seeing things. Surveyors with several accreditation organizations (AO) hav
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
HIM Briefings is conducting a benchmarking survey on EHR operationalization and
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The Joint Commission recently approved the 2016 accreditation and certification decision rules fo
OCTOBER 6, 2015
This academic year saw the number of ACGME-accredited programs rise 3% to 9,977, according to the
OCTOBER 7, 2016
CMS' 2015 IPPS proposed rule, released April 30, focuses on quality measures, such as hosp
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report that
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report tha
MARCH 1, 2018
There’s one facet of accreditation that every patient safety provider ought to know about:
The Joint Commission updated five requirements for accredited nursing care centers. The five elem
AUGUST 11, 2015
At HCPro's Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp, we continue to receive questions about standing or
Your guess is as good as mine... Just a couple of brief items (relatively — you kno
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Report to Congress finds that accreditation organizations have a lot of work to do The
OCTOBER 1, 2017
Operating room (OR) briefings are a good way to improve teamwork and communication and can lead t
JULY 15, 2014
Submitting eCQMs in 2017 When it comes to healthcare quality improvement
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Hospitals seeking accreditation have more options than ever. The Joint Commission, DNV, and AAHH
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Representatives from The Joint Commission, URAC, DNV-GL, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Heath Care (AAAHC)
OCTOBER 22, 2015
A query by CMS officials questioning whether accrediting organizations (AO) that also offer consu
APRIL 1, 2019
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released new standards for OPPE and F
MARCH 14, 2014
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new online tool that could h
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
OCTOBER 7, 2015
JUSTCODING
Quality measures, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has officially informed the Univ
MAY 15, 2019
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
Just a couple of brief items to close things out (I’m going to give you folks a break from
DECEMBER 20, 2018
  New details are available about the transition to a single accreditation system
JUNE 27, 2014
CMS has approved the 2018 standards set forth by the home health accrediting body Community Healt
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Editor’s note: Each year, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
APRIL 11, 2017
  Briefings on HIPAA 2014 index   Au
The committee that accredits MD-granting medical schools has streamlined its accreditation standa
MAY 2, 2014
Dear accreditation professional, Your feedback is essential to us at HCPro. Please
Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is now an approved accreditation organization to pr
  Finalized rules for shared savings ACOs place greater emphasis on quality
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
  CMS releases six new quality measures
  Post-Acute Care Has a Quality Management Problem
  CMS allowing physicians to pick their pace of participation with Quality Payment Program
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
  Nursing Home Action Plan focuses on improving quality, strengthening enforcement
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
  CMS Finalizes the New Medicare Quality Payment Program
OCTOBER 28, 2016
  Want to know more about the Quality Payment Program?
APRIL 21, 2017
  Defining maintenance therapy: A proactive approach to quality care
  New CMS Quality Payment Program listserv available
  Improvements in preventable hospitalizations and promising trends for nursing home quality
  Submit comments on IMPACT Act quality measures by May 3, 2018
MARCH 30, 2018
  Civil monetary penalties to fund new CMS quality improvement initiative
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
Help us understand how your organization conducts HIPAA training. Briefings on HIPAA (BOH
Help us understand how your organization conducts HIPAA training. Briefings on HIPAA (BOH
Help us understand how your organization conducts HIPAA training. Briefings on HIPAA (BOH
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
OCTOBER 9, 2018
MAY 21, 2014
JUSTCODING
MAY 6, 2015
JUSTCODING
The Next Accreditation System (NAS) has changed the role residency coordinators play in en
APRIL 25, 2014
The Next Accreditation System (NAS) has changed the role residency coordinators play in ensuring
JUNE 6, 2014
Take our brief survey, and you could win a free copy of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health! C
Take our brief survey about the topics that most interest you to win a $50 gift card to the HCPro
MAY 11, 2017
Last chance! Take our brief survey about the
JUNE 1, 2017
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 2, 2020
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
The success of a cause analysis program requires careful management of cause analysis quality. Th
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Medical Staff Briefing provides the strategies and updated information medical
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Four slide presentations on the topics related to the Next Accreditation System are available at
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
New program coordinators can learn more about accreditation requirements as part of a new worksho
MAY 23, 2014
Patient safety and quality improvement efforts often fail to demonstrate improved financial outco
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
When CMS shared the findings of the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), it also publi
On August 25, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality a
AUGUST 28, 2015
The ACGME recently posted three new webinars about the Next Accreditation System (NAS) on its
OCTOBER 25, 2013
HCPro is looking ahead to 2016 and we want to know about your biggest accreditation-related job c
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
If you work in a Joint Commission-accredited facility, there's no doubt you try to impress Joint
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Accreditation bodies Almost two-thirds of hospitals are not compliant with J
JANUARY 2, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett During this year’s Executive Briefings in Chicago
JANUARY 5, 2020
  Physicians and health care providers continue to improve quality of care, lower costs
AUGUST 26, 2016
  The Five-Star Quality Rating System Technical User’s Guide is now available!
  CMS is hosting a live webcast for SNFs: How review and correct reports fit into quality repor
  The Skilled Nursing Facility Quality Reporting Program Review and Correct reports are availab
  Medicare proposes changes to payment rates and quality programs for SNFs in FY18
  Q&A: Goodbye RUG-IV, hello RCS-1: Preparing for quality under a proposed payment system
APRIL 13, 2018
  Patient-driven payment model, survey, and quality: Understanding MDS accuracy and what you ne
We know that measuring healthcare quality helps healthcare systems improve. But we could and shou
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
This March the federal government received an unusual suggestion from the National Quality Forum&
MARCH 28, 2017
Get tips to implement successful quality initiatives to achieve 5-star ratings, comply with new C
Quality improvement is not something that coordinators think about very much, aside from keeping
OCTOBER 6, 2017
CMS released the Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Ins
The Joint Commission has denied full accreditation to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle af
JUNE 23, 2016
Use this policy, shared courtesy of Lynda Bailey, RN, BSN, CSHA, accreditation specialist for
MAY 30, 2020
Use this policy, shared courtesy of Lynda Bailey, RN, BSN, CSHA, accreditation specialist fo
The National Quality Forum has come out in strong support of a proposed standardized quali
On December 18, 2015, CMS posted the draft Quality Measure Development Plan, a strategic framewo
  Medical Records Briefing is conducting a benchmarking survey on electroni
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measur
APRIL 29, 2016
In the January edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, a
OCTOBER 22, 2014
JUSTCODING
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
A few days after Briefings on APCs conducted the interview that appeared
Dear readers, Thank you to everyone who has taken our brief survey about online l
Tips from the March issue of Briefings on HIPAA: As health information tech
by William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FACPE, chief medical quality officer at Pocono Heal
DECEMBER 1, 2014
The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently released a series of recommendations calling for the im
JULY 2, 2019
Dear Accreditation Professional, Your feedback is essential to us at HCPro. Pleas
JUNE 13, 2017
During 2017-2018 academic year, the number of ACGME-accredited GME programs increased by nearly 5
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Match quality of care with respect when treating LGBTQ patients 
Last Friday, CMS posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinic quality measures (eCQM)
Is the constant haranguing about “quality” getting to you? You’re not alone. On
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to intensify scrutiny
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
ACGME-accredited programs are required to establish clinical competency committees (CCC) to eval
JULY 12, 2018
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has announced new standards for OPPE and
MARCH 14, 2013
 HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated 13 o
AUGUST 23, 2018
HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated 13 of its
AUGUST 21, 2018
Seven measure sets aim to alleviate the burden and cost of measuring clinical quality and will &q
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
by Josh Poltilove Improving on HHCAHPS results is the No. 1 quality assurance perf
Dear Colleague, This month I would like to discuss the Joint Commission on Accreditation
JANUARY 15, 2005
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) participation increased 36% from 2011 to 2012,
Six Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) grantees have been given $13.4 million to test new
OCTOBER 4, 2016
There’s still time to take our brief survey and be eligible to win a free electronic book!
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
JUSTCODING
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
How do we know if today’s quality measures are accurate? That is the question that Peter Pr
APRIL 26, 2016
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
JUSTCODING
Dear healthcare professional, HCPro’s Medical Records Briefing (MRB
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Proposed CMS quality measure reporting requirements detailed in the 2016 prospective payment rule
JUNE 23, 2015
Physician practices spend more than $15.4 billion each year reporting quality measures that nearl
The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating methodology includes nine of the 24 currently reported pr
HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated
OCTOBER 1, 2018
On December 18, CMS published its Quality-Initiatives-Patie
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Join HCPro on Friday, May 8 for a 90-minute webcast that will help accreditation and safety profe
MARCH 31, 2015
The adoption of the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System introduced the concept of Milestones
MARCH 17, 2017
Ten hospitals in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC) reduced surgical complicatio
AUGUST 5, 2014
The CMS made hospital quality improvement a major part of its fiscal year 2015 Inpatient Prospect
AUGUST 12, 2014
If a skilled nursing facility gets high marks on quality measures it may have benefits for patien
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Physicians and hospitals are being evaluated on myriad quality metrics, with results increasingl
Interest in using a variety of nursing engagement surveys as a reportable quality indicat
JULY 16, 2015
The average medical practice spends 785 hours a year on quality measure reporting. That’s e
MARCH 15, 2016
The OASIS-C2 item stet is now available on the OQuality-Ini
Hospice providers are encouraged to preview their quality measure results based on Quarter 1- 201
“Many prominent hospitals that are in the top echelon of other quality rating reports, and
APRIL 14, 2016
Quality within any healthcare system depends on improving patient outcomes, which rely on contin
OCTOBER 8, 2019
A skilled nursing facility that scores well on quality measures is not necessarily reducing resid
OCTOBER 17, 2014
A new study has found that the average physician practice spends more than $40,000 on quality rep
Only a select group of 43 agencies that earned 5 stars in quality of care July 12 have remained o
Life safety concerns continue to be a central focus for healthcare accrediting agencies. Life saf
OCTOBER 13, 2016
HCPro’s Medical Records Briefing (MRB) newsletter is conducting its benchmarking sur
  St. Mary’s Health System of Athens, Georgia, recently briefed the Universi
JANUARY 9, 2015
A fire at a hospital in Reno, Nevada August 10 caused a brief interruption in normal business but
AUGUST 13, 2015
Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is conducting its benchmarking survey on release
Dear healthcare professional, Medical Records Briefing (MRB) is c
Quality data Publicly reported data and physician leaders
AUGUST 1, 2014
 Quality measures have been added to Physician Compare, a website that helps patients search
Quality improvement requires strength in numbers. At least that’s what hospitals in Marylan
JULY 29, 2015
Last week we launched our patient safety and quality book review group and we thank everyone who
AUGUST 12, 2015
Terms of use synopsis
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
CMS has for several years expressed concerns that accrediting organizations (AO) have not been do
MAY 30, 2020
The CMS began its restructuring of the quality improvement organization (QIO) program with change
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that quality efforts resulted in an o
An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report found that instances of medical errors fell
Comments on the IMPACT Act Cross-Setting Quality Measure: Falls with Major Injury are due October
All accredited residency programs must have an agreement in place that outlines the terms
APRIL 4, 2014
Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents led the Accreditation Council for Graduate
APRIL 10, 2014
The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for hospital accreditation has been renewed by the
The number of first-year students enrolled at Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited m
JUNE 9, 2017
The latest Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Experience
An overwhelming majority of patients believe physician assistants (PA) improve quality of
OCTOBER 23, 2014
“Duty hours won’t improve a resident’s quality of life. Feeling supported will
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently released its 2017-2018
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
The adoption of the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System introduced the concept of Mil
MARCH 17, 2017
Legislation that has been proposed in the state of Washington would create a “quality impr
Quality is the new mantra in healthcare, and for good reason. The only way the U.S. is going to d
The time and effort spent on reporting quality measure data has been a major drain on healthcare
AUGUST 16, 2016
by Josh Poltilove The number of agencies that received five stars for quality of c
Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for
CMS posted a handful of notable updates in recent weeks related to hospice quality init
Many primary care physicians fear the increased use of quality metrics and financial penal