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Ep. 9: James McClung – Performing an Effective Mock Survey | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
A surveyor shows up in your lobby, unannounced, clipboard in hand, ready to evaluate your surgery center. Are you ready?
There are a few different accrediting options – AAAHC, JCAHO, AAAASF – but regardless of which one you use, performing a mock survey to help prepare will be critical to successfully passing the real deal.
James McClung BSN, RN is an ASC developer and consultant at Reliant Medical, and he is sharing his insights on accreditation in general and his tips for what to focus on to make that mock survey effective. Here are a few takeaways.
🌟 Accreditation is the gold standard – having this stamp of approval is highly recommended and will help you tremendously.
☎️ If you are accredited, reach out to your accrediting body and let them know you plan to do a mock survey.
📄 Three areas to focus on? Contracts (are they expired?), Credentialing (are your physicians properly credentialed for the procedures their performing?), and your HR files.
🤝 You can perform the mock survey yourself if you have the bandwidth and experience. But if you’re strapped for time and don’t know the ins and outs, it might be better to bring in a third party.
✔️ In the back of your accrediting body’s handbook is a checklist that should be your guideline and best friend.
⌛ And lastly, do your best to “live in the now” so you don’t have to go back in time and figure out if something has been properly logged or completed.
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