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CLIA Waived Testing Frequently Cited Deficiencies

CLIA Waived Testing Frequently Cited Deficiencies 

By Sandra Jones, CASC, CPHRM, LHRM, CHCQM, FHFMA
Ambulatory Strategies Inc.
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Question:

We heard another surgery center was cited by state inspectors for not cleaning their Glucometer correctly between patients. Our staff has different opinions of what is required. Someone suggested we use a particular cleaning wipe and someone else suggested alcohol wipes. What should we use?

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QRC Deadlines for 2018

Deadlines from Quality Reporting Center

Quality Reporting Center has a couple of dates you should put on your calendar.

  •  April 1 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing beneficiaries new Medicare cards with new Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). The new MBIs will be used for billing, eligibility status, and claim status after a transition period. Your facility will need to be ready to accept
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2017 Winter Legislative Session

SCASCA Legislative Update

By Kim Kent, SCASCA Lobbyist

With the end of the year approaching, legislators and staff in Columbia are gearing up for the 2nd regular session of the 122nd General Assembly which convenes on January 9, 2017.  The dates for pre-filed legislation for the House are November 9, 2017 and December 13, 2017 and for the Senate is December 6, 2017. This is an opportunity for legislators to introduce bills early so they can be read across the desk and referred to committee during the first week of the legislative session.

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Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization

Sandra Jones and Patty Spain of Ambulatory Strategies Inc. and Phenelle Segal of Infection Control Consulting Services.

Question:

What is considered an Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization? Is it the same as flash? Or, is it considered “short cycle”?

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Comprehensive Emergency Management Program

Sandra Jones, Ambulatory Strategies Inc.
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Question:

Now that CMS has released a guide to the requirements for a Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, are there any resources we should consider in developing our plan?

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