Victoria Fennel, RN-BC, MSN, CPHQ and Compass Clinical Consulting Compliance Director, has published a article on the Hospital Accreditation & Compliance Journal regarding the differences between preparation for a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission (TJC) surveys.
Compass Clinical’s Amanda Brown, RN, MSM, CIC, is featured in this month’s Nurse Leader Magazine article “Nursing: Frequently in the Bull’s-Eye for Noncompliance.“
Cary Gutbezahl, MD, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, will present at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement‘s (IHI) Defining Moments- 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare on December 12, 2012, in Grand Ballroom Salon at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.
Compass Clinical’s Dr. Kate Fenner is featured in the article “Hospital Near-Death Experience: An Organization’s Fight for Survival After CMS Decertification published by “Briefings on The Joint Commission,” on HighBeam Business.
Victoria Fennel, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, Compass Clinical Consulting’s Director of Accreditation and Clinical Compliance is featured in Becker’s Hospital Review with her latest article ”CMS’ Systems Improvement Agreement: A Last Chance Alternative to Immediate Jeopardy?“
Nurses deliver the vast majority of direct care rendered in hospitals: They physically and psychologically touch the most patients, and they engage in almost every aspect of care delivery. And it is from here that vulnerabilities most often spring, as nurses perform the significant majority of the “doing” in care delivery, and it is in the “doing” that lapses in compliance occur. For these reasons, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issue a negative compliance finding, much of the blow is felt by the nursing department.
On May 31, 2012, an article on the Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA) by Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, was featured in Hospital and Health Networks (H&HN) Daily. The systems improvement agreement is a new tool available to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to aid compliance with the conditions of participation in federal programs. Hospitals can request to [...]
Compass Clinical Consulting published an update in 2008 entitled Verbal Orders and CMS: The Final Word, which outlined expectations for verbal order authentication within 48 hours. It referenced the CMS Condition of Participation (Tag A-0457), which states: “482.24(c)(1)(iii) All verbal orders must be authenticated based upon Federal and State law. If there is no State [...]
Medicare Termination … It Can Quickly Lead to Hospital Closure
Hosted by the University of Colorado Hospital, seminar will give healthcare quality leaders practical tips for facing regulatory survey in 2010. CINCINNATI, OH – May 10, 2010 –Compass Clinical Consulting (http://www.compass-clinical.com) Practice Leader for Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance Ruth Elzer RN, MS, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Hospital, will present an educational seminar [...]