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Rural clinics complete surveys

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska--Community Hospital's two rural medical clinics successfully completed unannounced State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Rural Health Clinic surveys in late November, according to Diana Gross, Community Hospital Outpatient Clinic Manager.

Curtis Medical Center completed a state survey on Nov. 27 and Trenton Medical Clinic completed a survey the following day on Nov. 28. The clinics are subject to a survey in accordance with the Federal regulations with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain their certifications as a Rural Health Clinic.

During the state survey, surveyors are present at the facilities and review the following areas to ensure compliance with CMS regulations: location of clinic, physical plant and environment, organizational structure, staffing and staffing responsibilities, provisions of services, patient health records and annual program evaluation. Following their review, the surveyor documents their findings and submits a list of any deficiencies, if any, they may have found for correction.

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