HFAP Joint Replacement Certification named to the BCBS Blue Distinction Program

Certification Validates ASCs and Hospitals Providing Safe, Effective Care to Patients and Payers  (Chicago) March 7, 2018 – The Joint Replacement Certification with Distinction for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) program from HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program, was recently approved to be included in the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Blue Distinction® Specialty Care program,…

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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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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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