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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Common Environment of Care Clinical Findings

By Denise E. Smith, RN, MS, CLNC, HACP | September 28, 2022

When out in the field, the consulting team is consistently finding the same concerns in the clinical environment. Learn what common issues we are seeing and solutions you can incorporate.

Key Considerations When Utilizing Ancillary Staff for Patient Care Support

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP | September 28, 2022

With staffing shortages becoming a frequent challenge for healthcare organizations, it is necessary to use innovative means to address the need to maintain safe patient care.

Emergency Department Observations from the Field 

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP | September 1, 2022

8 examples of emergency department observations from the field that may help you identify opportunities to improve on your emergency services.

Anesthesia Tips for Survey Readiness   

By Kimberly Merritt | September 1, 2022

The survey starts before the visit. Learn more about our tips health organizations can use for continuous survey readiness in anesthesia services!

Sterile Instrument Safety is a Main Focus of Regulatory Surveys

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP | August 31, 2022

We are hearing from the field that regulatory surveyors are heavily focused on sterile instrument safety, specifically on instrument identification methods and the proper use of identification tape when used.

CMS Releases Resource Tool Kit for Roadmap Out of the Current Public Health Emergency

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP | August 24, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just released a resource tool kit to guide healthcare organizations as select Medicare waivers and flexibilities are ending as the tempo of the current Public Health Emergency has reduced the need.

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
Critial Access Hospitals
Acute Care
Hospitals

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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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  • Quality Academy
  • 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

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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