Compass Clinical Consulting Chief Executive Officer Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD, and Managing Director Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, will attend the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. They will be looking to meet with seasoned CEOs thinking about their next career move. Contact us to set up an appointment to meet [...]
Compliance officers never want to hear the words “immediate” and “jeopardy” in the same sentence, let alone from a surveyor sent to determine whether immediate jeopardy exists at their facility. But as much as nobody wants to hear those words, a number of potential risks exist that put facilities in danger of serious violations. READ [...]
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: 2011 User Comparative Database Report. Although the report has many qualifiers that limit the ability to interpret these results, there are a number of observations worth noting. First, the scores didn’t change much in comparison to 2010 results—less [...]
This article discusses pre- and post-anesthesia evaluations and is the fourth installment in a series outlining compliance challenges associated with the new CMS Anesthesia Services CoPs.
This article discusses responsibilities of the Anesthesia Services Department as part of a four-part series outlining compliance challenges associated with CMS’s new Anesthesia CoPs.