HFAP Publication Announcement – Critical Access Hospital Manual 2018

2018 Accreditation Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals Effective March 1, 2018 Please forward this accreditation information to the following members of your Leadership Team: Senior Leadership Chief Medical Officer Chief Nursing Executive Director, Swing Bed Program 2018 Manual Updates Revised Standards HFAP has revised Chapter 11 Swing Beds to be in compliance with Medicare and…

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

Attention:  Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers On December 28, 2017, CMS published Survey & Certification memo #18-10, “Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers.” Key Points: CMS does not permit the texting of orders by physicians or other health care providers. Please click the link at the bottom of this email to read the full…

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