Process for Pre-Compliance Healthcare Audits
One of the most important advantages of our pre-compliance health care audit is our attention to detail. We will go over every element of your paperwork to determine if all required reports and plans are in place. We will also evaluate the basic elements of your building management programs, including the following:
• Emergency management and disaster preparedness strategies
• Life Safety Assessment™ to ensure fire protection and fire safety strategies comply with the standards and codes set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
• Physical Environment inspection and assessment to prepare your organization for CMS evaluations
At Regulatory Compliance Partners (RCP), our comprehensive approach to accreditation survey inspections and evaluations will allow your healthcare facility to prepare for your visit from accreditation surveyors. This will allow you to enjoy greater confidence and reduced stress during the lead-up to this evaluation process.
Why Accreditation Matters
Working with the experts at RCP will provide you with the support and the technical expertise for continuous readiness. Our knowledge of the accreditation agencies will promote the best possible outcomes for your organization. We work with clinics, hospitals, hospice care providers, assisted living facilities and many other healthcare providers throughout our area.
Establishing a Higher Level of Patient Satisfaction
Taking the steps necessary to comply with all requirements local and state regulatory agencies will not only allow you to qualify to bill through Medicaid and Medicare but will also provide you with the tools necessary to elevate the care given to your patients. At Regulatory Compliance Partners, we will work with you to determine the best way to approach your survey and to provide the best patient experience possible.
If you need assistance with applicable codes and regulations, RCP is the right choice for your healthcare facility. Call us today to discuss your needs and to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to the chance to work with you.
Life Safety Assessment
At Regulatory Compliance Partners (RCP), we offer our LSA services to promote safe and effective solutions for healthcare facilities in our area. A Life Safety Assessment is an essential element in maintaining compliance for the NFPA 101-2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code for healthcare organizations in our area and across the U.S. Life safety compliance is essential as a part of gaining accreditation for Medicare and Medicaid billing.
Basics of Life Safety Assessment
Life safety includes the NFPA 101-2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code, and its reference codes found in Chapter 2. This includes fire protection equipment testing, which typically comprises alarms, passive and active fire protection systems and employee training in the right procedures to follow in the event of a fire. In general, your healthcare facility must demonstrate that it provides protection against fires for its patients and staff members. This generally requires that you compile and maintain information about the buildings within your facility, including fire and smoke walls, alarms and fire suppression systems.
The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, has established several codes that apply to building exits, protective systems, maintenance requirements and training for staff members regarding the appropriate procedures to follow if a fire occurs. Sprinkler systems, points of exit and carbon-monoxide detection systems are critically important to ensure the safety of all patients and staff members within your facility. Additionally, the NFPA has established guidelines for the use of medical gases and shower facilities within patient care centers.
Regulatory Compliance Partners offers proven inspection services that can identify areas of noncompliance with NFPA codes, and the guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This can not only help your healthcare facility to achieve accreditation but will also provide practical help for your facility and the safest environment for your patients.
The Importance of Accreditation
At Regulatory Compliance Partners, we know that your organization’s goal is accreditation and a smooth compliance audit process. We target our inspection services to ensure that your facility is prepared for the accreditation survey process and to identify issues that must be resolved before accreditation is granted for your organization. This focused approach will ensure the fastest completion for your project and the right options for your healthcare facility in preparing for your accreditation survey.
Our Healthcare Life Safety Services team offers Life Safety Assessment™ services tailored to the needs of your facility and oriented toward ensuring that you receive the right recommendations and information about the current state of compliance throughout your facility. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure that you are as ready as possible for the accreditation surveyors. Call us today to schedule an initial meeting with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.