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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
The Association for Healthcare Accreditation
MAY 11, 2012
We've moved the Accreditation Insider to our new website, 
Briefings on Accreditation & Quality (BOAQ) has changed its name to Inside Accre
The Joint Commission has eliminated its post-survey category of “Contingent Accreditation.&
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
CMS first added ratings in 2005 and in 2008, added the first five-star quality rating to nursing
APRIL 14, 2015
Last week, CMS and the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC) made a huge announcement with t
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Accreditation and quality professionals are being asked to do more than ever to comply with major
AUGUST 2, 2016
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public’s input on proposed
Two experts explain what new accreditation specialists need to know Editor&
SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
This April, CMS sent out a memo with big proposals for accrediting organizations (AO). If passed,
JULY 11, 2017
By Steven Porter A study that found independent hospital accreditation c
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
The graduate medical education committee (GMEC) is responsible for overseeing the quality of gra
DECEMBER 18, 2015
One might think that accredited, major academic medical centers wouldn’t need to worry abou
The Joint Commission earlier this month announced that the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Ma
MARCH 9, 2017
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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Associ
MARCH 7, 2014
The self-study is a new accreditation activity program directors and coordinators must complete a
MAY 15, 2019
Hospice PEPPER expands target areas TMF Health Quality Institute
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 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
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
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
Report to Congress finds that accreditation organizations have a lot of work to do The
OCTOBER 1, 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
Effective immediately, The Joint Commission updated two of its policies on accreditation status f
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
With the introduction of the Next Accreditation System, patient safety and quality improvement (P
APRIL 26, 2019
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
Help your leadership understand the upcoming accreditation survey process once new USP protection
JANUARY 23, 2020
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has officially informed the Univ
MAY 15, 2019
  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
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
  Medicare advantage outpaces private insures on quality
OCTOBER 28, 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
  Evaluating MDS Data Quality Will Improve Billing Accuracy
MARCH 24, 2017
  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
  Civil monetary penalties to fund new CMS quality improvement initiative
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has announced that the American
  The alignment of residency program accreditation for MDs and DOs moved forward w
JANUARY 16, 2015
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
OCTOBER 9, 2018
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
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
  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
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
On April 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added six new quality measur
APRIL 29, 2016
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
Match quality of care with respect when treating LGBTQ patients 
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to intensify scrutiny
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
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
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) has announced new standards for OPPE and
MARCH 14, 2013
Seven measure sets aim to alleviate the burden and cost of measuring clinical quality and will &q
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
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
Let Hospital Staff Lead Quality Improvement Efforts Tinker Ready, November 10, 201
DECEMBER 1, 2016
Healthcare is increasingly moving from a quantity-based system to a quality-based one. A quick gl
How do we know if today’s quality measures are accurate? That is the question that Peter Pr
APRIL 26, 2016
Terms of use synopsis
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
CMS finalized several changes to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) program i
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
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
On December 18, CMS published its Quality-Initiatives-Patie
DECEMBER 29, 2015
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
Logic says that electronic health records (EHR) should be a huge boon to healthcare quality. Up-t
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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
On September 9, CMS released a fact sheet regarding the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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
The AMA and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (A
Life safety concerns continue to be a central focus for healthcare accrediting agencies. Life saf
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Quality data Publicly reported data and physician leaders
AUGUST 1, 2014
CMS is calling on healthcare providers to team up with Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improve
APRIL 5, 2016
 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
The sitemap of HCPro gives you convenient, once click access to each of our departments, e-Newsletters, newsletters, and blogs.
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
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
Accredited organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services have until July 1, 2016 to comp
APRIL 28, 2015
The number of first-year students enrolled at Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited m
JUNE 9, 2017
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) recently released its 2017-2018
SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
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 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' 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
Many CDI programs are shifting their focus to include some sort of quality review. One of those i
After defining the scope of an agency’s QAPI program, the CoPs outline how the quality indi
As promised, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has shut down its operation o
The latest update to The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospital
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
You’ve heard it before: Transparency is crucial to patient safety. Although quality experts
MARCH 31, 2015
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic patient safety and quality professionals to join an ad-hoc group in
AUGUST 5, 2015
HCPro is seeking enthusiastic patient safety and quality professionals to join an ad-hoc group in
AUGUST 13, 2015
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
Welcome to the first issue of Patient Safety & Quality Insider! As promised, w
JANUARY 20, 2016
A study recently published in the American Journal of Medical Quality found that medical
OCTOBER 21, 2016
CMS has released Q&As in writing on its Home Health Quality Reporting Training website.
CMS recently released corrected versions of the second round of Quality of Patient Care Star Rati
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced the release of a new Nationwide Readmiss
JANUARY 5, 2016
“The qualities that make people good physicians are a double-edged sword … It&rsquo
JUNE 24, 2016
“The qualities that make people good physicians are a double-edged sword … It&rsquo
JUNE 23, 2016
CMS is currently soliciting nominations for technical expert panel members for quality measures
AUGUST 12, 2016
“Residents can be empowered to improve the quality and value of care. Leaders of healthcar
DECEMBER 2, 2016
“The professional qualities of grace, gratitude, hard work, and determination so well-culti
MARCH 31, 2017
To teach quality improvement (QI) and value-based medicine (VBM), New York University School of M
AUGUST 5, 2020
Medicare’s Value-Based Purchasing ties reimbursement to quality measures, assessing criteri
The Joint Commission is putting its Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program on hiatus in 20
AUGUST 25, 2015
On August 25, CMS posted a fact sheet regarding 2014 quality and financial performance results sh
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The call for public comment on the IMPACT Act of 2014’s cross-setting quality measure on re
Workplace safety and nurse surveillance capacity can boost quality ratings and lower pressure ulc
DECEMBER 8, 2016
NCQA is accepting public comments through April 8 on proposed changes to its Health Plan Accredit
The clinical competency committee (CCC) is a new addition with the Next Accreditation System but
OCTOBER 16, 2015
ACGME-accredited programs are required to establish a clinical competency committee (CCC) to eval
JULY 10, 2015
A review of all the regulatory agencies that affect your hospital, from CMS, accreditation agenci
OCTOBER 27, 2016
By Brian Ward Critical access hospitals (CAHs) accredited by The
DECEMBER 12, 2019
How CMS and Joint Commission decide what accreditation program to put you in The differ
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
CMS is proposing to remove one of the rating categories for the Home Health Quality Patient Star
The Certification and Survey Provider Enhance-ment Reports (CASPER) quality measures (QM) reports
JANUARY 4, 2019
Teach residents to solve quality problems with this proven and e
MARCH 22, 2019
Quality. Mortality. Advanced CDI. Pay-for-performance. Value Based Purchasing (VBP). Last week&rs
By John Commins Hospital leaders must adopt safety and quality as
JANUARY 2, 2020
CMS’ recently released 2015 IPPS final rule focuses on quality initiatives mandated by the
Using claims data, the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed the preventable
MARCH 8, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, HCPro’s Accreditation Insider featured an article that addressed a s
FEBRUARY 11, 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
NOVEMBER 7, 2006
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will accept input on its proposed standards
“Our economic insecurity doesn’t enhance the quality of our training or our relations
MAY 23, 2014
  “Usability should be the driving quality of all health IT. Unless health I
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
On or around April 20, CMS contractor TMF Health Quality Institute will release the third
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
How is your hospital looking when it comes to Healthgrades quality ratings? Healt
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
CMS began publishing home health agency (HHA) Quality of Care star ratings, based on OASIS data a
The TMF Health Quality Institute has issued its annual hospice-specific Program for Evalu
In a new blog post, CMS announced that it was extending its electronic clinical quality measure (
JANUARY 24, 2017
More small practices can quality for exclusions from the Quality Payment Program (QPP), claim har
Despite all the time, money, and energy spent on improving healthcare quality and value, there is
AUGUST 29, 2017
The answer to the following question was provided by Karen Tibbs, quality and education manager w
Q&A: The difference between patient satisfaction and quality Edi
JANUARY 24, 2017
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
MARCH 27, 2014
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare (PSQH)
OCTOBER 7, 2015
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), a national non-profit consortium of
Risk adjustment is central to pay for performance, whereby high-quality cost effective care can b
OCTOBER 28, 2015
JUSTCODING
Physicians in 128 groups exceeded benchmarks in quality and cost efficiency and will receive an i
A study published recently in JAMA Dermatology cautions consumers about the quality of c
Frontline managers play an important role in improving patient experience, safety, and quality o
JANUARY 12, 2017
There's a lot going on in CMS' proposed rule for year two of the quality payment program (QPP), s
Quality measure overhaul coming to home health The National Quality Forum
The ability of a hospital or health system to deliver quality clinical, financial, and op
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Expert Q&A Evaluating MDS data quality will improve b
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs are essential for creating a safe e
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Quality measures, such as the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program, the Hospital
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS finalized changes to multiple quality measures in the
A: As part of a monthly or quarterly quality assurance review, agencies should closely monitor co
At HCPro's Accreditation Specialist Boot Camp, we continue to receive questions about standing or
Even as the accrediting organization awaits final CMS approval, here are several proposals to ke
MAY 18, 2017
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will not accept a prestigious national award for quality
The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance will verify a practition
The health of American seniors is improving, and so is the quality of care in U.S. nursing
A newly released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) survey shows that hospitals ar
JULY 2, 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
JUSTCODING
Even before ICD-10-CM was delayed until October 1, 2015, the quality of physician document
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) says that efforts to prevent adverse events
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Good news from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), heart attack and heart fail
A recent report by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) found that transit
MARCH 26, 2015
Good news from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Heart attack and heart fail