Advisory 2016-HC13: VAD Facility Credentialing Revision 16.0

DNV GL is providing notice to DNV GL Healthcare Accredited Organizations of changes to the DNV GL-Healthcare VAD Facility Credentialing Program Requirements effective December 19, 2016. As we gained additional experience and insight from colleagues in the VAD community, we identified opportunities for improving our survey process and increasing customer satisfaction.

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Advisory 2016-HC12: Hip & Knee Replacement Certification Revision 16.0DNV GL is providing notice to DNV GL Healthcare Accredited Organizations of changes to the DNV GL-Healthcare Hip & Knee Replacement Program Certification Requirements effective December 19, 2016. As we gained additional experience and insight from colleagues in the Orthopedic community, we identified opportunities for improving our survey process and increasing customer satisfaction.

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Advisory 2016-HC11: 
DNV GL- Healthcare is modifying the NIAHO® Physical Environment (PE) Chapter as a result of CMS changes that will be applicable on November 1, 2016. Although there are several minor changes in the CMS CoP’s, addressed in this Advisory are the major changes in the CMS CoP’s that will be applied in the new NIAHO® Requirements for Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) on November 1st.

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Advisory 2016-HC10: Procedures that require postoperative/post procedure note
The CMS definition of surgery (found in the CMS State Operations Manual for Hospitals Interpretive Guidelines at §482.51) has led to various interpretations as to what types of procedures require a postoperative/post procedure note. The topic has been debated among AOs, with CMS, and other related parties. DNV GL offers the following clarification and plans to further address this clarification in future revisions of the NIAHO® Accreditation Requirements.

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Advisory 2016-HC09: Adoption of LSC 2012
CMS will be adopting the 2012 Edition of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) on July 5, 2016. There are many details that will accompany this new adoption including the removal of the necessity to maintain the categorical waivers that hospitals have developed in the last couple of years. In addition, the list of referenced NFPA code books will also be updated to include the newer editions that are published in Chapter 2, Referenced Publications of the 2012 LSC.

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Advisory 2016-HC08: Comprehensive Stroke Program Updates
I know that some of you have been hearing that the Joint Commission announced that they had discontinued CSTK-07 Median Time to Revascularization measure and asked if DNV GL was going to do the same. We had discussed it and decided that we were not going to stop requiring that measure. The other day, I received a letter from AHA discussing this issue. While difficult, AHA has also decided that they will keep on using that measure and stated: 

“However, despite the difficulty with this metric, strategies can be implemented at the institutional level to effect change and allow for accurate measurement. GWTG is planning to develop a data collection tool to facilitate accurate documentation and data collection. Updates are forthcoming...

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Advisory 2016-HC07: Primary Stroke Program Updates
It has come to our attention that some of our partner hospitals did not receive the updated Primary Stroke standards when they were updated this year. I wanted to apologize for that and to assure you that we are working on improving our process. Knowing this, I thought that I would re-distribute PSC 2.0. It was published in May 2015 to go into effect July 1, 2015. When we found out that not all hospitals had received the PSC.2, we then stated that January 1, 2016 would be the date at which all hospitals would be required to meet.

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ISO - IAF Schedule for transition to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015
ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are periodically reviewed to ensure that they are maintained in line with stakeholder’s expectations. ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015, which were both published on September 15, 2015, will replace the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 versions of the Standards.

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New Version Comprehensive Stroke Center Standards 2.0
DNVGL is proud to announce an updated version of the Comprehensive Stroke Center Requirements 2.0 is now complete and ready for distribution. 

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DNV - GL Domain and Email Notice
All email communication with DNV GL personnel including Healthcare must use the dnvgl.com domain as the legacy dnv.com is no longer supported.

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DNV - GL Name Change Notification
We have officially changed our legal entity name from Det Norkse Veritas Healthcare, Inc. to DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc. effective August 18th 2014.

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Primary Stroke Center Certification
DNV GL is proud to announce some changes in the stroke center certification process.  After an internal review and feedback from our partner healthcare organizations, we have made a decision to perform all stroke certification surveys separate from the annual accreditation survey.

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NIAHO Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines, and Surveyor Guidance
DNV GL - Healthcare Inc. has released Revision 11 of the NIAHO Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines and Surveyor Guidance.    This revision will become effective July 15, 2014.

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