Category Archives: QOTW – Question of The Week

QOTW – QUESTION OF THE WEEK: ASC’s Governing Body and ASC Policies

Question: What is the CMS regulation that addresses the responsibilities of an ASC’s Governing Body and the ASC’s policies and procedures? Answer: CMS (§416.41) requires Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) to have a governing body that assumes full legal responsibility for … Continue reading

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QOTW – QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Nutrition Consults

Question: Does the Joint Commission require all patients receive a nutrition consult? Answer: The Joint Commission requires hospitals to establish criteria that define when additional or more in-depth assessments would need to be performed (based on the patient’s clinical status).  … Continue reading

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QOTW – QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Home Health Assessment

Question: What information should be collected during the assessment and reassessment of a Home Health patient according to Joint Commission standards? Answer: Joint Commission Home Care standard PC.01.02.01 addresses the assessment and reassessment of patients.   The Joint Commission requires Home … Continue reading

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