SOURCE: Compass Clinical

Compass Clinical

May 17, 2010 15:41 ET

Compass Clinical Consulting Presents "Surviving the Joint Commission and CMS Survey Process" at Rockefeller University Hospital

Accreditation Expert, Ruth Elzer, Will Provide Healthcare Quality Leaders With Practical Tips for Facing Survey by The Joint Commission (TJC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Compass Clinical Consulting ( Practice Leader for Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance Ruth Elzer RN, MS, will present an educational seminar on current regulatory compliance issues in collaboration with Rockefeller University Hospital. The program, titled "Surviving the Joint Commission and CMS Survey Process," will be held from 8:30-4:30 on June 18th at Rockefeller University Hospital in New York, NY.

Today's hospitals must juggle the evolving standards of both The Joint Commission and CMS to achieve regulatory compliance and provide quality patient care. "Surviving the Joint Commission and CMS Survey Process" explains how quality leaders can prepare for both survey processes, focusing on the issues that hold the greatest risk for hospitals in 2010, and providing practical tips for achieving better survey outcomes.

Lecture topics for the program include, "Managing Contracted Services," "Immediate Jeopardy: Passing Joint Commission and Flunking CMS," and "Top Compliance Nightmares." A full agenda and registration information can be found on Compass Clinical Consulting's website (

Ruth Elzer is an expert at keeping hospitals compliant. As Practice Leader for Accreditation and Compliance Services at Compass Clinical Consulting, Ruth gives clients practical solutions that work on paper and at the bedside. Before specializing in accreditation and compliance, Ruth worked for St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL, and at The Joint Commission (TJC), where she managed the development of educational programs designed to help hospitals prepare for regulatory survey. Ruth is trained as a surveyor for TJC, CMS, and EMTALA. A nationally recognized speaker, Ruth is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Hospital Accreditation E-zine: (
"In 2010, Hospitals Must Take Patient Complaints Seriously" (
"23 Days to Fix Everything: Responding to Immediate Jeopardy Findings Before It's Too Late" (

Contact Information