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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A P R I L 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 7 W ho better to ask how to ace an accreditation survey than the surveyors themselves? That's right, we went right to the source, interviewing 4 surveyors to find out their top tips for making the survey process run more smoothly for them and for you. As you'll see, there's much more to a successful sur- vey than having all of your documentation in order. 1. Know why you're being surveyed Seems elementary, but know what type of survey you're having. Is it Medicare deemed status, re-accreditation or a first-time sur- vey? Each has its own process and set of standards, so prep accordingly. For example, an early-option survey is for newly 10 Insider Tips to Ace Your Next Accreditation Survey There's more to prepping for your survey than just memorizing standards. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor • SURVEY SUCCESS Study the accreditation standards ahead of time and ensure you have a policy in place for each one. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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