DNV GL Healthcare Advisory Notice – NIAHO Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines and Surveyor Guidance for Critical Access Hospitals
DNV GL Healthcare has issued an Advisory Notice informing accredited organizations of the release of National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare (NIAHO®) Accreditation Requirements, Interpretive Guidelines and Surveyor Guidance for Critical Access Hospitals, PE addendum, Revision 16.1. NIAHO® CAH, Revision 16.1 is effective as of December 31, 2016.
According to DNV Healthcare, Revision 16.1 does not differ in the requirements of NIAHO® CAH, Revision 16. However, NIAHO® CAH, Revision 16.1 does reflect the following:
- Additional explanations added to the Interpretive Guidelines of the Physical Environment (PE) Chapter
- Relocation of one standard requirement to PE.3 (PE.3, SR.3)
DNV GL Accredited CAH’s participating in the Medicare and Medicaid program are expected to comply with current Conditions of Participation. When new or revised requirements are published hospitals are expected to demonstrate compliance in a time frame consistent with the effective date published by CMS in the Federal Register.
When DNV GL receives final CMS approval of NIAHO® CAH, Revision 17, addressing topics such as antimicrobial stewardship and sterile compounding, they will issue a separate Advisory Notice. StayAlert! will monitor this and publish an additional notice when the new interpretive guidance is available.
Note: DNV GL has instituted a new numbering system for revisions. The revision numbers are no longer sequential but are aligned with the year of publication. This Revision 16 indicates that the revision was approved in 2016. Should there be a subsequent revision in the same year the revision would be indicated by, for example, 16.1.
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