Category Archives: PRODUCTS – MCN Healthcare products

QOTW – QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Patients – How to Contact TJC about a Complaint

Question: Where can I find the Joint Commission standard that requires hospitals to tell patients how to contact the Joint Commission about a complaint?  Does this information have to be on the hospital’s website? Answer: The Joint Commission’s Accreditation Participation … Continue reading

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CMS Revises Interpretive Guidance for Hospital Discharge Planning CoP Effective Immediately

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a revision to the State Operations Manual (SOM), Hospital Appendix A – Interpretive Guidelines for 42 CFR 482.43, Discharge Planning.  Reviewing such guidance is an excellent way to prepare for CMS … Continue reading

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QOTW – QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Date, Time and Authentication of Preprinted Order Set

Question: Is a physician required to sign every page of a multi-page preprinted order set that is identified as (page 1 of 2…page 2 of 2; etc.) or may they sign only the first or last page? Answer: This is … Continue reading

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