The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards, Fifth Edition
Don’t skip a beat with 2007 medical staff compliance
The Joint Commission has made significant changes to its standards for the medical staff. Effective January 1, 2007, these changes include a complete revision of the credentialing and privileging standards.
Although The Joint Commission has come a long way in making its standards more specific and easier to follow, there are still many areas where your hospital is required to implement a process or function in order meet its expectations. For most hospitals, this is the toughest, most time-consuming challenge in complying.
To help you meet that challenge, HCPro has updated its leading resource for medical staff compliance, The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards, Fifth Edition.
Save hours of time complying with the 2007 standards
Now in its fifth edition, this book features completely updated information, tools, and insights that will help guide you in understanding and preparing your medical staff for survey under the new 2007 standards.
With The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards, Fifth Edition in your library, you’ll save hours rifling through hundreds of pages of documents, trying to decipher ways to comply. All the standards that relate to you and all the procedures you need to implement are consolidated into this one convenient, easy-to-understand resource. Just the time you save alone will more than pay for the cost of the book!
Learn from real-life success stories and expert advice
Since the last edition of The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards in 2003, the landscape of Joint Commission standards has changed significantly, due mostly to the introduction of unannounced surveys. In a concise and easy-to-read format, author Kathy Matzka, CPMSM, CPCS helps explain how the new unannounced survey process works, especially as it relates to medical staff and continuous survey preparation.
Plus, 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 Joint Commission survey.
Practical tools to help meet today’s medical staff needs
Not only will The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards detail everything your medical staff needs to know about the 2007 standards, but it also compares them to the old standards and highlights all the new requirements. Each element of performance even 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.
Who will benefit from this comprehensive compliance guide?
- Medical services professionals and credentialing coordinators
- Medical executive committee and credentials committee members
- Department chairs
- Quality managers and quality/performance improvement professionals
- Survey coordinators
Add The Compliance Guide to the JCAHO Medical Staff Standards, Fifth Edition to your compliance library, and feel confident when Joint Commission surveyors show up unannounced at your door!
About the Author
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.
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