December 2023 eNewsletter

Articles this month include:

“Top 12 Items for your 2024 “To Do” List”

“Introducing the Ultimate Accreditation and Compliance Tool:
Accreditation Readiness Companion (ARC)”

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November 2023 eNewsletter

Articles this month include:

“Regulatory and Accreditation Update: Where we have been – Where we are going”

“The Persistent Issue of Patient Falls”

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Patient Safety Healthcare Concept

October 2023 eNewsletter

Articles this month include:

“Ligature Risk and Assessments as a Hospital Priority “

“Assessing your Dental Services for Compliance-Part 1”

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On the radar alert for healthcare regulatory topic

On The Radar

The Joint Commission Revises Definition of Suicide for Sentinel Event Policy

By Christopher Pratt, MS, BSN, HACP-CMS, Senior Consultant & Accredited Provider Program Director | December 5, 2023

The Joint Commission revises definition of suicide for sentinel event policy effective 1/1/24. Learn more details.


By Patricia Cook, BS, R.Ph, HACP-CMS, Head of Consulting | November 29, 2023

Effective January 1, 2024 CMS shared that the application fee for institutional providers. Learn more.

CMS Revises Form 855A

By Patricia Cook, BS, R.Ph, HACP-CMS, Head of Consulting | November 27, 2023

CMS announced on November 22, 2023 that an updated version of From 855-A is now available. Learn more and access the form.

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C&A Blog

Is that Equipment Clean and Ready for the Next Patient?

December 7, 2023

How do healthcare staff know that equipment is clean and ready for patient use? Learn considerations to prevent infection control issues and implement patient safety.

Deck the Halls in Fire Safety

November 21, 2023

Avoid fire hazards when decorating healthcare facilities for the holidays. Follow NFPA guidelines on proper placement, flame retardancy and volume of decor.

Documenting Compliance with the Use of Interpreter Services 

November 9, 2023

Learn best practices for documenting the use of interpreters to meet compliance standards, ensure quality, and trace services for patient communication needs.

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