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Validation surveys can uncover array of physical environment problems

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December 21, 2019

By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

CMS wants The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations (AOs) to crack down on problems within the physical environment after another disappointing review of AO performance.

That’s after CMS reported to Congress on the number of problems state agency surveyors found in validation surveys within 60 days of an AO visit in fiscal 2017 (if you missed it, see the November HSL). 
So what is CMS finding on validation surveys that is so concerning?

CMS wants The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations (AOs) to crack down on problems within the physical environment after another disappointing review of AO performance.



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