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Mark Reifsteck, MHA, FACHE, joins Compass Clinical Consulting on March 16, 2016 as a Managing Director. We are excited to welcome Mark to the company, where he will focus on: client acquisition, engagement management, operations oversight, and product development. Additionally, Mark will join Compass’s Board as a voting member. With over 30 years of…(Read More)

Compass Clinical Consulting is proud to announce a new collaboration with The Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE), a subsidiary of Professional Research Consultants, Inc. “Coupling the work that Compass delivers with the work IHE focuses on means developing a patient-centered healing culture that allows organizations to reach their goals and mission of providing excellent…(Read More)

Compass Clinical Consulting representatives Christopher Martorella, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Principal; Jim Mahon, PhD, Managing Director; and Leah Curtin, RN, DSc(h), FAAN, Senior Advisor, will be present, along with thousands of nurse leaders, at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2016 Conference from March 30-April 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center…(Read More)

Did you miss any of these top articles? “Understanding the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP),”; “The Hospital Utilization Management Committee (UMC) – CMS Condition of Participation (CoPS) Requirement,”; “Improving Treatment of Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Department (ED),”; “Four Common EMTALA Vulnerabilities Hospitals Should Know … But Probably Don’t,”; and…(Read More)

The ED Psychiatric Patient Management System was developed by experts at Compass Clincial Consulting as a comprehensive approach to consistently deliver best practices in the care of psychiatric patients in the emergency department. This new system provides adaptable tools to ensure the ED staff is well prepared to address psychiatric patient needs and consistently use…(Read More)

Victoria Fennel, PhD, RN-BC, CPHQ, Director of Accreditation and Clinical Compliance at Compass Clinical Consulting, has been published in Becker’s Hospital Review for her article, “Making Your Case to the Joint Commission – Submitting Evidence of Standards Compliance-Clarification Plans.” There can be a reluctance to clarify (appeal) the findings of a Joint Commission…(Read More)

A recent scientific study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine compared three methods for reducing the impact of MRSA on patients. The study—in which hospitals, rather than patients, were randomized—was well designed by the CDC and HCA. Forty-three hospitals participated in the study. A clear advantage was found for the…(Read More)

By Terri Marshall, RN, MS, CCM June 18, 2013 A recent article from HealthLeaders Media, “To Improve Hospital Collections, Move Revenue Cycle Up Front,” discusses redesigning the revenue cycle to make it a more “front-end driven” process as a strategy for hospitals and health systems to improve collections. This business model is a proactive…(Read More)