Joint Commission to survey VAD program today
The Cardiovascular Center Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Program will be undergo a re-certification survey, by the Joint Commission today . The reviewer is expected to be on site at approximately 8 a.m. The visit will continue tomorrow Tuesday, March 15.
This survey is to re-certify the VAD program for its advanced certification for disease specific care; a requirement for Medicare reimbursement.
One surveyor will be on-site going through a Joint Commission review utilizing tracer methodology; which includes interviewing faculty and staff that interact with VAD patients and reviewing educational competencies (checking blue folders for staff).
This survey will be focused primarily in the Cardiovascular Center and UH 4C; however, tracer activity could lead the reviewer to any areas in which the VAD patient was administered care.
Please prepare your respective areas/units per UMHS and Joint Commission standards.
For further information, please contact Bethany Lee-Lehner, pager 32246.