April 2019

This month the team at C&A is pleased to provide you with 3 articles on 3 important topics. Significant changes were made to the CMS Immediate Jeopardy regulations, we have summarized them here for you. We are also pleased to provide Part One of our 2-part series on insight into the process of assessing risk within your organization. Our third article focuses on the issue of Human Trafficking and signs and symptoms that we as healthcare providers and members of our communities can look for.

Have You Heard About the New CMS Immediate Jeopardy Process?

By Judy Courtemanche, RN, MS 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued a new approach to Immediate Jeopardy on March 6, 2019, found in  State Operations Manual, Appendix Q: Core Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy (IJ). The introduction states: "Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) represents a situation in which entity noncompliance has placed the health and safety of recipients in its care at risk for serious injury, serious harm, serious impairment or death." 
Learn more about the new CMS Immediate Jeopardy Process!

Part I: Addressing Today's Top Issues with Effective Risk Ass essments

By James Ballad, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP

In this two-part series, you will learn when risk assessments are necessary in daily operations as well as when facing organizational challenges. As a basic tenet in practice, healthcare professionals perform risk assessments every day as they assess patients, identify potential risk and intervene to reduce risk for their patients. 
Click Here to learn more! 
What Do We Know About Human Trafficking?

By  Sharon Dills, MSN, RN  
Health care professionals beware. It is estimated that more than half of the trafficked victims encounter health care providers during their exploitation. You may have a unique opportunity to identify and assist a trafficking victim by providing access to services, resources and information.

  Read more on how to spot human trafficking and what you can do to help.

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The month of April focuses on tips and tools for the identification and management of victims of abuse.  
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