The Compliance Guide to the Joint Commission Medical Staff Standards, 6th Edition
Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS
Paperback: 234 pages + bonus CD-ROM
Size: 8.5" x 11"
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The current JCAHO's medical staff standards represent the most major overhaul to the survey process in several years and include a complete revision of the credentialing and privileging standards.
Although the standards may be less redundant, medical staff leaders need to know more than ever what standards are unchanged, what standards are new, what rumored requirements are not requirements at all, and what exactly JCAHO surveyors will expect. There are still many areas where your hospital is required to implement a process or function in order meet the JCAHO's expectations. For most hospitals, this is the toughest, most time-consuming challenge in complying.
The Compliance Guide to the Medical Staff Standards Winning Strategies for Your JCAHO Survey retains the many features that made the previous editions so popular - and adds new elements specific to the current process. You'll receive:
Completely updated information, tools, and insights that will help guide you in understanding and preparing your medical staff for survey
Each element of performance includes a box for you to score your facility’s compliance with the standard and easily identify those areas in which additional work is needed.
Plain-English explanations of the medical staff standards and the rationale behind them
Insider tips on what surveyors will actually be looking for
Survey-preparedness checklists for each set of standards
Example compliance crosswalks showing sample methods for turning standard language into real-life compliance
Practical advice from a seasoned JCAHO expert
Like the first editions, The Compliance Guide to the Medical Staff Standards will help organizations sort through the maze of medical staff requirements by clearly explaining new or changed requirements and translating troublesome existing requirements.
The landscape of Joint Commission standards has changed significantly, due mostly to the new numbering and scoring systems. This new edition represents the JCAHO's shift from a focus on survey-day preparedness to continuous survey readiness. It outlines the keys to compliance using sample crosswalks and checklists, easy-to-read descriptions, and real-life examples. Who will benefit from this comprehensive compliance guide?
Medical services professionals and credentialing coordinators
Medical executive committee and credentials committee members
Quality managers and quality/performance improvement professionals
Actual comments and real-life experiences from the field will give you and your staff a good idea of what you can expect during your JCAHO survey. In addition to looking at the individual standards and discussing what steps your organization must take to ensure compliance, the book also provides a rating of how difficult it is to meet each standard.
Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS is a speaker, consultant, and writer with more than 19 years’ experience in medical and professional staff services. She is a contributing editor for HCPro’s publication The Credentialing and Privileging Desk Reference and the author of MSSPs Take Charge: Practical Steps to Promote Yourself and Get the Respect You Deserve. She is certified by the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) in both management of medical staff services and provider credentialing. Ms. Matzka currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for HCPro’s Briefings on Credentialing.
With more than 17 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.
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