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PPV: MRB subscribers tell their Joint Commission survey stories: Verbal orders, abbreviations, informed consents points of concern

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 30, 2007

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Hospitals prepare year-round for a Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) survey using audits, mock tracers, education sessions, and more. It is the ultimate test to prove a hospital's worthiness of accreditation. And although many hospitals pass this test with flying colors, others struggle with informal recommendations and requests for improvement (RFI).

Read about several hospital's experiences with their most recent Joint Commission surveys, including what the surveys revealed and how each hospital improved their processes.

Editor's note: For more information on Joint Commission surveys, click here. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing can read the full article in the November 2007 issue. You can also purchase this article for $10 by clicking on the link above.

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