Tag Archives: compliance

Common and Avoidable Survey Issues – Independent Contractors

In this four-part series, so far, we’ve explored some of the most common and avoidable survey deficiencies:  illegible signatures and missing titles, expired documents and missing supervision, and failure to follow the plan of care.  Today we’ll cover certain aspects … Read Full Post

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Common and Avoidable Survey Issues – Failure to follow the Plan of Care

We’ve established that regulators are pretty narrow-minded when it comes to interpretation of the rules.  And they have to be.  Subjectivity contaminates the process and things fall through the cracks.  In this installment of our four-part series on Survey Issues, … Read Full Post

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Common and Avoidable Survey Issues – Expired documents & missing supervision

Last time, we started our series on some of the common survey deficiencies with a discussion of signatures.  This week, we’ll tackle another popular issue:  the myriad documents in a personnel file. Bur first, a word about regulators…. They’re so … Read Full Post

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Common and Avoidable Survey Issues – Illegible signatures and missing titles

Most of us who’ve been around healthcare know that physician handwriting is hieroglyphic, at best.  However, nurses and other professionals aren’t far behind. Maybe it’s our keyboard-oriented world, but handwriting is getting worse every day.  Keeping in mind that medical … Read Full Post

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QI, PI, QA – Making Sense of Alphabet Soup (Part 3)

In the first two installments of this four-part series on QI, PI, QA – Making Sense of Alphabet Soup, we discussed the basics of QI and how to create a Quality Study.  This blog takes you to the next step … Read Full Post

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