News and Views for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals

DELINQUENCY: UPDATE

TJC has reversed its previous (years ago) opinion.  Currently they REQUIRE that unauthenticated verbal and telephones that are unsigned at 30 days be included in the delinquent medical record count.  Be aware that CMS does not allow for the luxurious “50%” delinquency rate, but actually mandates NO delinquent medical records.

Delinquencies have resulted in termination notices being issued.

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