Surprise! Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) can Seriously Affect Hospital Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursements

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Kate Fenner, RN, PhD, and managing director of Compass Clinical Consulting, was featured in this interview in “The Briefings On the Joint Commission,” by  Matt Phillion. How Recent Changes Seriously Impact the Need for Accreditation Accreditation specialists have a new tool to use when advocating for compliance with requirements of both their organization’s chosen accrediting organization as […]

Using ED & ER Mock Surveys to Prepare for Hospital Regulatory Surveys

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Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, was the featured guest on Health Professional Radio Network, the #1 global online radio station for health professionals ED & ER Mock Surveys Neal Howard:  Dr. Gutbezahl, You have also served as a mock surveyor in preparing hospitals for regulatory surveys. Have you ever done anything similar to prepare ED or […]

Where, When & Why to Hire a Hospital Interim Executive

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Interim leadership can make the crucial difference in rescuing a floundering service or launching a new initiative. Activities requiring significant change are best not left to inexperienced leaders. Similarly, challenges in employee relations and development, physician engagement, or need for operational improvement all can be more expeditiously and effectively addressed by a seasoned hand who has “been there, done that.”

Investing in Interim Hospital Leaders: Reaping the Benefits

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The deployment of a talented, well-supported interim executive or clinical director can positively affect staff morale, recruitment, patient safety, preparation for survey by The Joint Commission or CMS, and transition to the new permanent replacement. The decision to hire an interim hospital leader can and should be evaluated from a financial point of view, but qualitative benefits are also very important.

10 Tips for Interviewing Hospital Interim Candidates

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Choosing the right interim is a very important, but often difficult, task. Face-to-face interviews are arguably the best way to vet candidates for interim hospital executive and clinical director positions. The following tips offer a strategy for making the most of an interview with an interim candidate.

When Should You Use Hospital Interim Executives?

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Interim managers, directors, and even C-suite positions are best filled only after careful consideration. Effective interims, people who work as interims as a career as opposed to those just seeking to fill time and wallet between permanent positions, are not inexpensive. Not all vacancies merit the investment of resources required.

What Do Mental Health Patients Want From the ER?

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Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, was the featured guest on Health Professional Radio network, the #1 global online radio station for health professionals. Host Neal Howard interviewed Dr. Gutbezahl about the desire of Mental Health patients to able to talk with providers about their problems without stigma and without being “written off as a psych patient.” They want their right to give input on their care, to be acknowledged, especially when they are competent to make decisions. To listen to the interview…

Safety and Security in the Emergency Room

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Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, was the featured guest on Health Professional Radio Network, the #1 global online radio station for health professionals. Part 2 of the interview discusses safety in the Emergency Room and how Mental Health patient’s needs should be addressed, focusing on creating and committing to a plan for positive patient safety change. To listen to the interview…

Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Room (ER)

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Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting, was the featured guest on Health Professional Radio Network, the #1 global online radio station for health professionals. Host Neal Howard interviewed Dr. Gutbezahl on how to address problems related to the care and treatment of mental health patients in the Emergency Room. to listen to the full interview…

Mastery, Not Competency, Leads to Patient Safety

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By Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD Recently, CMS, the federal agency that administers Medicare, announced the list of facilities that will experience payment reductions due to excessive Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HACs). These hospitals scored in the bottom 25% of hospitals in CMS’ HAC rating system. The financial penalty is designed to create an incentive (or disincentive through […]

 
 
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