Regulatory Compliance

Emergency departments continue to face challenges of the highly regulated hospital industry. With a greater emphasis on patient safety and reporting requirements, agencies such as The Joint Commission (JCAHO), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and State Department of Health (DOH) have increased the depth and scope of oversight as it relates to hospital regulations.

Prevailing laws, such as the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) additionally mandate compliance with their standards which EDs must also address.

ED Solutions closely monitors changes in policy and pending regulations from the major regulatory agencies in healthcare in order to identify resulting implications for emergency departments. Working with our clients, strategic plans are developed to ensure alignment with prevailing statues and regulations.

Our educational materials and training help reinforce these requirements, such as our program on implementing SBAR in support of the National Patient Safety Goal regarding safe patient handoffs.

ED Regulatory Standards

ED Solutions assists with:

  • Achieving regulatory compliance
  • JCAHO Survey Preparation
  • Corrective Action Planning

Benchmarking Tool
Our free interactive tool provides a real-time analysis for how your ED compares with national benchmarks.