HFAP Publication Announcement – Acute Care Hospital Manual 2018

2018 Accreditation Requirements for Acute Care Hospitals Effective March 1, 2018 Please forward this accreditation information to the following members of your Leadership Team: Senior Leadership Vice-President, Medical Staff Affairs Chief Medical Officer Chief Nursing Executive Director, Swing Bed Program 2018 Manual Updates Revised Standards HFAP has revised Chapter 32 Swing Beds to be in…

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CMS QSO Memo #18-11-CLIA Release of RFI

CMS QSO (formerly Survey and Certification) Memo #18-11-CLIA “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Release of Request for Information (RFI).” Attention:  Clinical Laboratories, Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals On January 5, 2018, CMS published Quality, Safety and Oversight (formerly Survey & Certification) Memo # 18-11-CLIA, “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Release of Request for Information…

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REVISED – CMS Survey & Certification Memo #18-10 – Texting of Patient Information

Attention:  Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Please share this information with: Chief Nursing Officer Chief Medical Officer / VP Medical Affairs Director, Pharmacy Services Director / Manager, Medical Records / HIM On January 5, 2018, CMS published a revision to Survey & Certification memo #18-10 (originally published 12/28/17), “Texting of Patient…

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