• Improving Patient Safety Proven practices and proprietary processes that
    improve patient safety and clinical operations

  • Compliance & Accreditation CMS & TJC Compliance and Accreditation
    CMS Survey Prep, Training
    Immediate Jeopardy (IJ)
    Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA)

  • Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection Develop a safe and compliant SHLD program
    Assess for CMS readiness
    Assist with program implementation and validation

HOW WE DO IT

Performance Improvement

Proven clinical performance improvement practices and processes that improve operations. Case management, cardiology, OR, ED Nursing

Organizational Change

Organizational change and leadership
practices that improve the effectiveness of organizational leadership.

Compliance & Accreditation

CMS & TJC ongoing readiness and response services. Meet quality and safety requirements and avoid cost-debilitating impact of decertification.

HELPING HOSPITAL LEADERS DELIVER RESULTS SINCE 1979

Productivity Improvement


Integrated healthcare delivery system saves $8 million through pay practice reform and staffing management plan.

Case Management


Hospital saved more than $10 million with Compass case management performance improvement process. Higher levels of reimbursements, shorter stays...

ED Redesign


ED volume grew from 17,000 visits per year to 26,000 while patient satisfaction scores, which were previously declining, have risen to an impressive 98%.

CMS Compliance


100% success rate in bringing hospitals back from CMS Immediate Jeopardy, Systems Improvement Agreements, and Medicare Termination.

COMPASS CLINICAL IN THE MEDIA

Cary Gutbezahl, MD, CEO


Playing it Safe
with the CoPs

Featured in TRUSTEE MAGAZINE

CMS Conditions of Participations (CoPS) define specific duties for hospital boards. Boards may play a bigger role than they know in keeping a hospital's doors open.

Terri Marshall, MS, RN


Why Wait for Analytics
to Identify the High-Risk Population?

Featured in "Case in Point Magazine"

Healthcare providers do not have to wait for the analytics—case managers can be recruited to identify high-risk populations early in a patient’s enrollment...

Sena Blickenstaff, MBA, BSN


Addressing the Bigger Picture of Quality and Safety
Briefings on the Joint Commission

Like so many initiatives, enhancing quality and safety such as alarm fatigue prevention has a significant connection to leadership.

Victoria Fennel, PhD, RN-BC


How to Prepare for a
CMS CoPs Survey

Featured in Becker's Hospital Review

Surveys are unannounced; however, sometimes there are signals that a survey may be imminent. For example, a patient, member may express their dissatisfaction...

Kate Fenner, PhD, RN


CMS and the
Systems Improvement Agreement

Featured in H&HN Magazine

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services use systems improvement agreements to give hospitals time to respond to an immediate jeopardy...

Fox Business News


Does Healthcare Reform Mean
Good News for Hospitals?

Featured by Dagen McDowell

Compass Clinical Consulting Managing Director Kate Fenner on the impact of the healthcare reform law on the nation’s hospitals.

RESOURCES


Compliance Connections

Compliance Connections is a series of web-based educational sessions designed for healthcare leaders interested in staying up-to-date with the knowledge of industry standards needed to keep their organizations compliant while providing safe, quality patient care.

Knowledge Center

Stay informed about the latest issues and challenges facing hospitals nationwide. Our collection of case studies, white papers, interviews, feature stories, and "Profiles in Healthcare Leadership" offer multiple ways to stay current with information you need.

Compliance & Accreditation Journal

Ideas, information, and insights for ongoing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) readiness, including CMS survey preparation, building the capabilities and culture for continuous readiness, addressing specific vulnerabilities or priority areas, and guidance in effectively responding to a low Joint Commission or CMS survey.

HELPING HOSPITAL LEADERS DELIVER RESULTS SINCE 1979

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