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Home Health and Medical Imaging Finish Surveys
Posted: 2-8-2010 11:49AM

Recently, both United Hospital District's Home Health and Medical Imaging department's were visited by state surveyors.  We are pleased to announce that both departments passed their respective surveys with no deficiencies.

Home Care and Hospice Certification is regualted by CMS and licensure is regulated by the State of Minnesota Department of Health. Surveys are unannounced and conducted every three years. During the survey, the surveyor reviews our employee files, policies, and documentation of the care provided through extensive chart review. They also make home visits and directly observe the care provided. During chart review, they are verifying our compliance to federal Medicare guidelines and also verifying coordination of care. It is important to them that we are ensuring a flow of information from the patient to the physician, families and any referring agencies. Coordination of care ensures high quality outcomes for our patients. In addition to coordination of care, performance improvement plans and strategies are also reviewed. Our recent Home Care survey was a great validation of our program and the excellent care provided by the staff of UHD Home Health and Hospice. The best validation of our services comes from the excellent patient outcomes that are achieved. This can be viewed online at the CMS website and visiting Home Health Compare.

United Hospital District’s diagnostic imaging department recently passed its annual mammography survey with 100 percent compliance.

Mammography is an important screening tool for women in the detection of breast cancer.  The positive results of this inspection reflect the quality of mammography done here.

Under state and federal regulations, the Minnesota Department of Health and the FDA inspect mammography services each year. Aspects examined during the survey include policy and procedures, quality control records, etc.
We are very proud of our staff members and their commitment to provide the highest standard of care.
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