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We've moved the Accreditation Insider to our new website, 
The Association for Healthcare Accreditation
MAY 11, 2012
Briefings on Accreditation & Quality (BOAQ) has changed its name to Inside Accre
By John Commins Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Admi
MARCH 5, 2020
By John Commins (jcommins@healthleadersmedia.com) Centers for Medicare &
APRIL 19, 2020
Accreditation and quality professionals are being asked to do more than ever to comply with major
AUGUST 2, 2016
The graduate medical education committee (GMEC) is responsible for overseeing the quality of gra
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Two experts explain what new accreditation specialists need to know Editor&
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
If you are expecting a survey from your accreditation organization (AO) in the upcoming weeks and
MARCH 19, 2020
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public’s input on proposed
In addition to writing this weekly online roundup and the monthly Credentialing Resouce Center
Ever had questions about whether it was good or appropriate to pay your accrediting organization
JANUARY 2, 2019
The Joint Commission has eliminated its post-survey category of “Contingent Accreditation.&
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
Does the OR in your ambulatory surgery center (ASC) have a functioning AED or standard defibrilla
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has officially informed the Univ
MAY 15, 2019
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Accreditation & Quality Advisor blog! The
MARCH 31, 2015
If you haven’t done so already, do the following to help your agency tackle compliance with
Are you an accreditation specialist or handle survey preparation for your organization? If so, we
APRIL 21, 2015
Last week, CMS and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) made a huge announcement with t
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The self-study is a new accreditation activity program directors and coordinators must complete a
MAY 15, 2019
On April 14, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accreditation. If passed, the proposed ru
APRIL 18, 2017
MARCH 9, 2017
A query by CMS officials questioning whether accrediting organizations (AO) that also offer consu
APRIL 1, 2019
By Crys Draconi, education manager for neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center Whe
JUNE 20, 2019
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Expect accrediting organ
FEBRUARY 25, 2021
In annual report to Congress, CMS says accreditation organizations have their work cut out for t
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
The Joint Commission has denied full accreditation to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle af
JUNE 23, 2016
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has fined 12 Medicare Advantage plans nearly $4 milli
APRIL 21, 2015
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report tha
MARCH 1, 2018
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released an annual quality report that
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
There’s one facet of accreditation that every patient safety provider ought to know about:
You haven’t been seeing things. Surveyors with several accreditation organizations (AO) hav
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
This April, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accrediting organizations (AO). If passed,
JULY 11, 2017
  The American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) recently announced it h
JULY 25, 2014
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Healthcare compliance ch
JANUARY 12, 2020
The Joint Commission earlier this month announced that the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Ma
In November, The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined
JANUARY 13, 2016
Hospitals seeking accreditation have more options than ever. The Joint Commission, DNV, and AAHH
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
The Joint Commission recently approved the 2016 accreditation and certification decision rules fo
OCTOBER 6, 2015
HCPro’s Credentialing Resource Center, the go-to credentialing and privileging online datab
JANUARY 7, 2015
The Joint Commission updated five requirements for accredited nursing care centers. The five elem
AUGUST 11, 2015
Report to Congress finds that accreditation organizations have a lot of work to do The
OCTOBER 1, 2017
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Associ
MARCH 7, 2014
If you’re a Medicare or Medicaid provider, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS has approved the 2018 standards set forth by the home health accrediting body Community Healt
Join HCPro on Friday, May 8 for a 90-minute webcast that will help accreditation and safety profe
MARCH 31, 2015
Hospice PEPPER expands target areas TMF Health Quality Institute
Compliance MSPs, physicians, and hospital-owned clinics:
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic accreditation professionals to join an ad-hoc group interested in r
AUGUST 11, 2015
by Crys S. Draconi, C-TAGME, education manager for neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center and
OCTOBER 6, 2017
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Heath Care (AAAHC)
OCTOBER 22, 2015
The committee that accredits MD-granting medical schools has streamlined its accreditation standa
MAY 2, 2014
Pushback led federal officials to relax testing compliance deadlines If you haven&rsquo
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
 The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program—also commonly known as HFAP—wil
In a accreditation-entit
MARCH 20, 2018
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Last month, the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a safety commun
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
  Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance.
AUGUST 16, 2018
 Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance.
AUGUST 14, 2018
Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is now an approved accreditation organization to pr
CMS first added ratings in 2005 and in 2008, added the first five-star quality rating to nursing
APRIL 14, 2015
Hi everyone, Yesterday we launched the HCPro Accreditation Twitter account to help
APRIL 11, 2017
HCPro is looking ahead to 2016 and we want to know about your biggest accreditation-related job c
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Late last month, the Joint Commission released data on the top compliance pain points of 2014 amo
 by Crys S. Draconi, education manager for neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center and ind
NOVEMBER 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
  The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp The Long-Term Care R
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day co
OCTOBER 17, 2014
On August 25, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality a
AUGUST 28, 2015
Physician practices that transition to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are reaping benefits
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has released new standards for OPPE and F
MARCH 14, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-day course that wi
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 3, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 9, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 24, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive four-d
OCTOBER 31, 2014
Representatives from The Joint Commission, URAC, DNV-GL, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to intensify scrutiny
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
 If you thought The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations (AO) were already u
Dear Colleague, This month I would like to discuss the Joint Commission on Accreditation
JANUARY 15, 2005
This article has been excerpted from MDS Care Plans: A Person-Centered, Interdisciplinary App
APRIL 11, 2019
Greetings one and all from high above the 2012 Life Safety Code (LSC) compliance track w
JUNE 16, 2016
Life safety concerns continue to be a central focus for healthcare accrediting agencies. Life saf
OCTOBER 13, 2016
For many years, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®
SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum features a robust line-up of topics and speakers to address th
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
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two initiatives to
OCTOBER 9, 2014
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measur
APRIL 29, 2016
Six Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) grantees have been given $13.4 million to test new
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Hot off the press: 296 pages of CDC disaster advice The Centers for Disea
On August 10, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular N
AUGUST 12, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an updated version of the Hospi
by Jan Milliman You’ve created a compliance program, but are you getting t
This July we’re going to be running two Accreditation and Quality focus groups. The first 1
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
OCTOBER 9, 2018
This March the federal government received an unusual suggestion from the National Quality Forum&
MARCH 28, 2017
By Brian Ward In 2016, Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri to
MARCH 25, 2021
The AMA and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (A
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MARCH 13, 2020
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, an
MARCH 27, 2020
By Steven Porter A study that found independent hospital accreditation c
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
How CMS and Joint Commission decide what accreditation program to put you in The differ
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Affordable Care Act Accountable Care Organization initiatives put patients at the center of thei
AUGUST 26, 2016
HCPro, a division of BLR, is excited to announce the 2017 Credentialing Resource Center (CRC) Sym
JANUARY 12, 2017
Ethics and compliance: Sample training program outline Ethics and
DECEMBER 1, 2019
Klaus Nether of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare discusses pre
SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
Klaus Nether of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare discusses pre
 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
by Crys S. Draconi, C-TAGME, education manager for neurosciences at Tufts Medical Center and
AUGUST 18, 2017
   The Long-Term Care Regulatory Compliance Boot Camp is an intensive
MARCH 28, 2014
CMS has for several years expressed concerns that accrediting organizations (AO) have not been do
MAY 30, 2020
If the results from your next survey include more life safety compliance issues than you’re
APRIL 13, 2017
The CMS made hospital quality improvement a major part of its fiscal year 2015 Inpatient Prospect
AUGUST 12, 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has contracted The Joint Commission to conduct a
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Does your compliance calendar run on a one- or three-year schedule to match when you expect surve
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
Help your leadership understand the upcoming accreditation survey process once new USP protection
JANUARY 23, 2020
By Brian Ward In 2016, Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri to
MARCH 18, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a campaign to help bring atten
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
A review of all the regulatory agencies that affect your hospital, from CMS, accreditation agenci
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Ten hospitals in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC) reduced surgical complicatio
AUGUST 5, 2014
On March 8th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule t
MARCH 11, 2016
On June 6, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule imp
Healthcare is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-based one. A quick gl
The following excerpt comes from Scompliance-et
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Anesthesia providers have low hand hygiene compliance rates, according to a new study by research
The sitemap of HCPro gives you convenient, once click access to each of our departments, e-Newsletters, newsletters, and blogs.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for hospital accreditation has been renewed by the
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will accept input on its proposed standards
On August 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new analysis demo
AUGUST 12, 2016
Quality data Publicly reported data and physician leaders
AUGUST 1, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced during an Open Door Forum on Thursday
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new home health Conditions o
Quality measures, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
By improving compliance with the sepsis three-hour bundle, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center red
MARCH 20, 2015
This is an excerpt from the May issue of Briefings on Accreditation and Quality.
APRIL 12, 2018
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
February 10, 2003-Marblehead, MA-HCPro, Inc., the leader in healthcare compliance, regulation, and m
FEBRUARY 10, 2003
Despite some difference based on size, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and for-pro
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
With CMS and accreditation organizations such as The Joint Commission (TJC) putting an emphasis o
MARCH 29, 2018
The CMS began its restructuring of the quality improvement organization (QIO) program with change
A Hastings Center report released last week concludes that patient satisfaction surveys used for
An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report found that instances of medical errors fell
On August 4th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the participants
AUGUST 5, 2016
Hospices affected by Hurricane Matthew can file for exemption of data reporting Centers for Medic
If you haven’t seen the OIG report “Medicare Compliance Review of University of Cinc
As of December 15, Joint Commission surveys for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) will include a
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Editor's note: This month's "Compliance conundrum" column is by J'non Griffin
A new Office of the Inspector General (OIG) study has recommended to the Centers of Medicar
NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Match quality of care with respect when treating LGBTQ patients 
Two incidents at a health center operated by New York-based St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
ESRD PPS and Quality Incentive Program (QIP) On July 1, CMS posted the E
'I was frustrated that we haven't been moving the needle much on compliance with these critical
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
'I was frustrated that we haven't been moving the needle much on compliance with these critical
JANUARY 1, 2018
by Brian Ward The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare re
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
APRIL 12, 2020
Accreditation is a complex topic with multiple branches, specialties, and nuances. New accreditat
AUGUST 7, 2018
Marblehead, MA -- HCPro, Inc., the industry leader compliance and management products and service
APRIL 28, 2008
On July 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a propo
On April 21, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule
APRIL 22, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on a January 19 call that they a
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been a big proponent of evidence-based
The time and effort spent on reporting quality measure data has been a major drain on healthcare
AUGUST 16, 2016
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) last week announced it has acqui
OCTOBER 20, 2015
You already know that you need to be in compliance with the Life Safety Code(R)
MARCH 17, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued final regulations for the Med
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final Medicare Advantage (MA) and
APRIL 17, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced star
APRIL 17, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the second annual release of the ho
HCPro Career Center Need Help Connecting with Candidates? Post y
JULY 6, 2017
A couple of weeks ago, HCPro’s Accreditation Insider featured an article that addressed a s
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
  Product Spotlight: Medicare Compliance Watch
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  Skilled nursing facility compliance audit
AUGUST 26, 2016
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has announced it intends to push back the compliance dead
Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyor
JANUARY 4, 2018
Your facility is explored from top to bottom for life safety compliance when life safety surveyor
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Editor's note: HCPro's Credentialing Resource Center is constantly adding to and up
A: As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor co
This academic year saw the number of ACGME-accredited programs rise 3% to 9,977, according to the
OCTOBER 7, 2016
The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance will verify a practition
CMS' 2015 IPPS proposed rule, released April 30, focuses on quality measures, such as hosp
JUNE 18, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS posted a handful of notable updates in recent weeks related to hospice quality init
Case reminds safety managers to keep systems in compliance, even if enforcement loosens
MAY 18, 2017
If you or anyone at your hospital use the National Guidelines Clearinghouse or National Quality M
In the January edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, a
This fact sheet outlines specific compliance requirements for Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
OCTOBER 10, 2020
Several months ago, Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seatt
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
In a recent frequently asked questions (FAQ) document released by the Centers for Medicare &
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, agreed to pay an $850,000 settlem
CMS sets sights on future quality, payment initiatives in 2016 SNF PPS proposed rul
Our life safety expert answers all your questions about facility compliance Editor&rs
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
Submitting eCQMs in 2017 When it comes to healthcare quality improvement
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
AHAP’s own Jodi Eisenberg was recently interviewed on the changing world of accreditation.
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
October 2014 update of the ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system
On Monday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as it had previously announced
JULY 19, 2018
On Monday, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), as it had previously announced
JULY 19, 2018
As promised, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has shut down its operation o
Complex requirements introduced as part of the Next Accreditation System (NAS) put a spotlight on
JULY 31, 2019
Terms of use synopsis
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  ICD-10 Compliance: Converting to a new diagnosis coding system
  ICD-10 Compliance: Considering the impact of GEMs
AUGUST 7, 2015
  Introducing Medicare Compliance Watch and Medicare Insider Daily!
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  Medicare Compliance Forum-Take advantage of throwback pricing!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
  Best Practices for Ongoing Consolidated Billing Compliance
OCTOBER 16, 2015
  Medicare billing: A common compliance risk area
APRIL 15, 2016
  10 last-minute tips for PBJ compliance
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
OCTOBER 21, 2016
  New Medicare Compliance and Ethics Program Requirements
  Spice up your corporate compliance and ethics program with PEPPER
  Care plans: How they affect compliance and reimbursement across the entire facility
MARCH 23, 2018
  Compliance tip: The relationship between the assessment and the claim
  What should your policy for coding compliance and ethics include?
  Consolidated billing stage-specific strategies for compliance
  CMS seeks billing specialists to participate in provider compliance focus group
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  Achieve accurate reimbursement and compliance with these best practices
NOVEMBER 9, 2018
  New member resource for your compliance & ethics program
DECEMBER 7, 2018
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has announced it intends to push back the compliance dead
NOVEMBER 28, 2017
With the introduction of the Next Accreditation System, patient safety and quality improvement (P
APRIL 26, 2019
Neurosurgery residents at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) saved
OCTOBER 25, 2013
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will not accept a prestigious national award for quality
On April 23, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a propose
APRIL 24, 2015
On September 21, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
On October 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to revise
OCTOBER 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new "G" codes that
University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM) nurses have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a two-da
JUNE 14, 2018
Joint Commission focuses on CAUTI compliance Revised NPSG ai
JANUARY 16, 2017
The ability of a hospital or health system to deliver quality clinical, financial, and op
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Anne Roberts, CPMSM, CPCS, is the director of medical affairs at Children's Medical Center in
As California hospitals rush toward seismic compliance, interesting technology is being introduc
DECEMBER 1, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken another step toward ensuring tha
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
MARCH 27, 2014
A CMS Innovation Center pilot project aims to address patients’ health-related social needs
The way forward for high-quality and affordable patient care might come from the past.
JUNE 16, 2016
Be prepared to ask for time extensions from your accrediting organization and CMS to bring doors
OCTOBER 1, 2018
 Be prepared to ask for time extensions from your accrediting organization and CMS to bring
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Bad news if your organization is still a little shaky on 2-midnight rule compliance. Quality Impr
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Accreditation bodies Book excerpt: EPA hazardous waste regs still loom ahead, May, p. 11
JANUARY 1, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is attempting to develop better methods of m
APRIL 19, 2016
HIM professionals are at the center of a shift from a paper-based to an electronic healthcare env
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new online tool that could h
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Accrediting bodies Addressing common misconceptions regarding waivers and
JANUARY 12, 2017
As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor compl
Physician Quality Reporting System 2013 reporting year and 2015 payment adjustment for
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
In a new blog post, CMS announced that it was extending its electronic clinical quality measure (
JANUARY 24, 2017
Despite all the time, money, and energy spent on improving healthcare quality and value, there is
AUGUST 29, 2017
Why attend the 2016 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium?
MARCH 16, 2016
High compliance rates linked to lower incidences, while CDC pledges $67 million to help h
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
  New details are available about the transition to a single accreditation system
JUNE 27, 2014
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers
DECEMBER 29, 2016
By John Commins Hospital leaders must adopt safety and quality as
JANUARY 2, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a series of Frequently Asked Questi
On the heels of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MARCH 14, 2019
On the heels of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MARCH 12, 2019
On the heels of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Editor’s note: Each year, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
APRIL 11, 2017
NOVEMBER 7, 2006
  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
Expert Q&A Evaluating MDS data quality will improve b
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Make sure that your hospital’s emergency preparedness plan includes compliance with the Hea
JULY 28, 2017
Dear accreditation professional, Your feedback is essential to us at HCPro. Please
  Bolster billing compliance: Implement a Medicare Part A triple-check process
  Compliance and the UB-04: How to identify risk areas and analyze provider information
AUGUST 21, 2015
  ICD-10 Compliance: ICD-10 Implementation date is just around the corner!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
    Why having a robust compliance and ethics program will boost your botto
JANUARY 19, 2017
  SNFs found to be out of compliance with QRP requirements will receive letter from CMS
Two new studies have found that while patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) do help improve patie
Released late last month, the National Quality Forum’s (NQF)
The final report from the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI)’s Fut
The National Quality Forum earlier this month announced the creation of an
JULY 18, 2017
If you haven’t visited the Credentialing Resource Center website recently, you missed last
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has given Detroit Medical Center’s (DM
APRIL 2, 2019
Examine your hospital’s medication compounding process and your compliance level with upcom
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Examine your hospital’s medication compounding process and your compliance level with upcom
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The 2015 Medicare Compliance Forum pairs leading Medicare experts with practicing provider
  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Open Door Forum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
  HCPro Career Center: Need Help Connecting with Candidates?
  Resident-centered care in a data- and payment-driven industry
HCPro is proud to announce the launch of its upgraded http://jobs.hcpro.com/[Career Center], a pr
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Editor’s note: Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, ans
MAY 9, 2020
On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a hig
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for H
Instead of looking at 30-day readmissions, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (B
The Certification and Survey Provider Enhance-ment Reports (CASPER) quality measures (QM) reports
JANUARY 4, 2019
Each month, Brad Keyes, CHSP, owner of Keyes Life Safety Compliance, answers your questions a
AUGUST 1, 2018
PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY HEALTHCARE (www.psqh.c
FEBRUARY 12, 2016
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) released a new core measure that mandates evi
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
CMS continued its focus on improving the quality of patient care in the
OCTOBER 7, 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
The success of a cause analysis program requires careful management of cause analysis quality. Th
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Healthcare reimbursement is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-
JULY 30, 2014
JUSTCODING
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs are essential for creating a safe e
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
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
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
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