Pretty Good is Not Great: Honest Self-Appraisal is Tough For a lot of people, making the commitment to change is hard. It’s hard looking in the mirror and seeing something you don’t like. It’s a lot easier to just look at the positives. What is different about you, or the culture of UVA that said, “We can’t rest and enjoy the successes we’ve had; we have to push ourselves to achieve more”?
Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) Requires Immediate ResponseWhile an unannounced survey temporarily disrupts the normal routine of any hospital, an unexpected poor outcome has the potential to immediately and severely impact clinical operations and quality of care.
Four Reasons Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Hospitals Are Vulnerable to Noncompliance with the CoPs Across the country, healthcare facilities are receiving extraordinary penalties for noncompliance, ranging from the implementation of SIAs to the revocation of participation to institutional closure, as occurred at a Houston psychiatric hospital. These extreme sanctions are clearly the result of assessments of compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for psychiatric services. What is prompting this focus? Will the attention wane or increase in the coming months, or even years? How can hospital leaders proactively respond?