Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Answer This Question

What mandatory signage should be visible in public areas of your hospital?

The requirements are similar across the country, but it is important to understanding specific hospital and state requirements in order to be in full compliance.

One NAHAM member shared these –

1. Inpatient Room & Services Charges

2. Infection Control Guidelines (“cover your cough”)

3. Patient Rights & Responsibilities (multiple languages)

4. HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice (multiple languages)

5. Financial Assistance Information

6. Hospital License

7. State Public Health Department Contact Information

What signage do you make available in public areas, such as your registration area?

Is anything missing from the list above?

Do you post any signage not in the list?

Send us any resources, guidance or educational material that can guide others in determining what signage to make available in their public areas and in their registration areas.

You can also provide input when you are in the toolkit with an easy-to-use comment form.

NAHAM’s Joint Commission Toolkit is available to all NAHAM members.

If you haven’t yet, you should check out NAHAM’s new Toolkit for Joint Commission surveys. The toolkit features a preparedness checklist and series of question sets – all organized around the disciplines NAHAM members all know and respect.

Go to www.naham.org and select “Government Relations” on the sidebar and then select “Joint Commission Survey Toolkit”. You will need your NAHAM Username and Password.

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