Better Compliance, Better Care

Healthcare Regulatory & Accreditation Consultants

The C&A team of expert consultants understand your needs and can help your organization navigate the course for regulatory compliance and success. We offer a broad array of customized consulting services to provide results-oriented strategies and tools to assist clients in achieving goals and improving performance.

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The Joint Commission Revises Time Frame for Evaluating Licensed Practitioners

By Anne Kelly, EdD, BSN, Associate Consultant | December 6, 2022

Effective immediately, The Joint Commission (TJC) has revised its requirements for the evaluation of a licensed practitioner’s ability to provide care, treatment, and services. Learn more.

Top 12 Items for your 2023 “To Do” List

By Courtemanche & Associates Team | December 1, 2022

As we come to the close of 2022, we want to provide you with some “house-keeping” suggestions as we go into another year. Learn 12 things to do in 2023.

CMS Releases Expectations of Healthcare Organizations in Workplace Violence Prevention

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP, Senior Consultant | November 29, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined expectations of healthcare organizations in addressing the issues of workplace violence

Observations from the Field – Let’s Talk Sterile Processing

By Denise E. Smith, RN, MS, CLNC, HACP, Senior Consultant | November 1, 2022

Learn best Sterile Processing practices for use of instrument identification tape and the weight of instrument containers. incorporate.

Environment of Care, Life Safety Findings – Observations from the Field

By Patricia Cook, BS, R.Ph, HACP | November 1, 2022

Learn about Environment of Care and Life Safety Findings commonly found during survey which often lead to condition level findings.

Safety Briefing for Joint Commission Surveyors to be Required for Surveys in 2023

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP, Senior Consultant | October 27, 2022

A safety briefing for Joint Commission surveyors is to be required at the Opening Conference as of January 1, 2023. Learn more.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive line of healthcare industry services and products to assist with survey readiness, improve quality, and enhance patient safety.

CMS

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

TJC

The Joint Commission

DNV

Det Norske Veritas

AAAHC

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare

CIHQ

The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
Long Term Care
Critical Access Hospitals
Acute Care
Hospitals

Survey Readiness

Healthcare accreditation and regulatory services to improve quality and compliance outcomes.

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  • Survey Support
  • CMS Compliance
  • Ambulatory Specific
  • Behavioral Health Specific
  • Initial Accreditation
  • Ongoing Survey Readiness
  • TJC Top Findings
  • Disease-Specific Certification

Resolution Services

Solutions and evidence-based concept approaches and integration to achieve goals and performance improvement.

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  • Immediate Jeopardy
  • Interim Support
  • Infection Control
  • Prevention Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Coaching & Mentoring

Education & Tools

Online education for healthcare professionals. Courses and resources to aid in regulatory compliance.

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  • C_Apps Resources & Tools
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • On the Radar Alerts
  • Soar2Success (S2S)

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C&A has been partnering with healthcare professionals for over 27 years with a 99% customer satisfaction. Contact us today to discuss your organization’s tailored plan!

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The C&A team of expert consultants understands your needs and can help your organization navigate the course for regulatory compliance and success. We offer a broad array of customized consulting services to provide results-oriented strategies and tools to assist clients in achieving goals and improving performance.

Meet Our Core Team

Meet our core team of expert healthcare accreditation and regulatory compliance consultants - an outstanding group of healthcare professionals. Our core team along with our top-notch partners provide a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and guidance to assist you with performance improvement and regulatory success.

Patricia Cook Consultant & Author
Anne Kelly, EdD, BSN, Associate Consultant

Associate Consultant

Senior Consultant, Head of Consulting Services

Consulting Services

  • CMS & Joint Commission Mock Surveys
  • Ambulatory Programs
  • Virtual Consulting
  • Post Survey Support
  • Onsite Survey Support

How We Can Help

  • Prepare for a Joint Commission (TJC) Survey
  • CMS, DNV, Other Regulatory & Accrediting Agency Readiness
  • Customized, Personalized and Professional Assessment
  • Guidance and Hands-On Collaboration
  • Results Oriented Strategies & Tools

Resolution Services

Turn to the C&A team when new leaders arrive, when vacancies exist from role reassignments or consolidations, or when a little extra support is needed for Initial Accreditation, Ongoing Accreditation, Medicare Certification, or quality and regulatory matters.

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For Successful Transitions

Leader and Staff Transitions can be unsettling to an organization. Quickly acquiring skills needed to either oversee Accreditation and Regulatory or perform these essential duties can be overwhelming. Our team at C&A stands prepared to assist you with expert mentors.

We Can Help

  • Avoid role confusion with expert guidance
  • Maintain regulatory success with interim support
  • Provide new leaders with the tools they need
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