In the News This Month
Greetings Everyone and Happy September. The change in weather and the back to school bustle always brings a rush of excitement!
It should come as no surprise, change continues within the regulatory world as well. Hence, in this month’s newsletter we continue to provide articles and information to assist with your compliance and performance improvement success. This month’s feature, “Treatment Planning”, outlines key elements for an effective plan designed for patient success. These plans form the backbone of a patient’s care regimen and thus are a major focus for survey teams. The second article, "CMS 1754-F Hospice Conditions of Participation Changes" spotlights important information tucked within the adopted changes of the rule.
As autumn approaches this year, C&A has some exciting news of our own to share! Our freshly designed website is up and running with a brand new look, and ease of use. We invite you to share in our excitement at www.courtemanche-assocs.com and welcome feedback from you, our readers.
Hope you enjoy this month’s edition and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Are You Meeting the Needs of Your Patients?
About the Author
Chris Pratt is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche and Associates with more than 33 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions from the bedside to the Boardroom. In this role, he is responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. He is trained in the survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination utilized by The Joint Commission, DNV, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and other regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations. He assists organizations with post-survey activities, education, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives and has experience in various health care settings including acute care, behavioral health, and ambulatory care settings.
Changes for CMS rule 1754-F
About the Author
Pat Cook is a Senior Consultant and Head of Consulting Services at Courtemanche & Associates. Working in collaboration with the C&A Leaders, Pat manages Courtemanche & Associate’s business development initiatives and oversees the clinical delivery of services and support. With her extensive healthcare experience, Pat serves as a knowledgeable resource to new and existing clients, helping to guide them through their accreditation and regulatory needs.
Fresh from the Field
Our C_APPS membership provides monthly offerings January through November including regulatory & accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists, and other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.
Breast Milk Management
This month's package includes:
- Breast Milk Management Competency Tool
- CDC Breast Milk Management Poster
- CDC Poster HUman Milk Storage Guidelines
C_Apps Resources & Tools
C_APPS is an Exclusive Membership Service resource developed by Courtemanche & Associates that provides monthly offerings of regulatory and accreditation tools, resources, tracers, policy checklists or other key aids to facilitate ongoing success with changing expectations.
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