Accreditation

New informed consent guidelines address surgery

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, July 1, 2007

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Editor's note: Sue Dill-Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, director of hospital risk management for 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 editor Kevin Moschella at kmoschella@hcpro.com. This month, in the second of a three-part series, Dill-Calloway addresses the revised interpretive guidelines about informed consent issued on April 17 and effective immediately. This column focuses on surgical services. To access the full guidelines, go to www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/downloads/SCLetter07-17.pdf.

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