DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
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450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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PROVIDER'S PLAN OF CORRECTION (EACH CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE CROSS-REFERENCED TO THE APPROPRIATE DEFICIENCY)

(X5) COMPLETION DATE

A 000 INITIAL COMMENTS The CMS-2567 (Statement of Deficiencies) is an official, legal document. All information must remain unchanged except for entering the plan of correction, correction dates, and the signature space. Any discrepancy in the original deficiency citation(s) will be reported to the Dallas Regional Office (RO) for referral to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for possible fraud. If information is inadvertently changed by the provider/supplier, the State Survey Agency (SA) should be notified immediately. An unannounced investigation was conducted on site. An entrance conference was held with the CNO (Chief Nursing Officer) and other key personnel the afternoon of 06/29/11 to explain the purpose and process of the survey. The hospital representative was informed that this investigation would be conducted according to 42 CFR 482 Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, 42 CFR 489 and Section 5100 of the State Operations Manual.

A 000 Introduction
Methodist Dallas Medical Center (“the Hospital”) is committed to providing quality health care and fostering a culture of compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. In response to the Statement of Deficiencies issued to the Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), the Hospital has undertaken an evaluation of the relevant policies, procedures, and practices to assess the Hospital’s compliance and taken appropriate steps to address all of the concerns raised by CMS in the Statement of Deficiencies and ensure that the Hospital complies with all of its obligations under state and federal law. As explained in further detail in this Plan of Correction, the Hospital has taken a series of significant, substantive actions to address the concerns raised by CMS in the Statement of Deficiencies. These steps include the following: On September 1, 2011, the Board of Directors approved and directed the implementation of a policy that will further clarify and promote compliance with the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”). The policy will better ensure EMTALA compliance, including specific provisions that are designed to ensure that appropriate Medical Screening Examinations (“MSEs”) are provided without delay by Qualified Medical Personnel to individuals who come to the Hospital. The Quality Review Committee, exercising the authority of the Board of Directors, approved revisions to the Hospital’s Complaint/Grievance Policy, MHS #191 on June 28, 2011, to promote compliance with the CMS Conditions of
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Survey findings were presented at an exit conference on 08/04/11with the CNO and other key personnel who was informed this complaint TX00146867 is substantiated. The hospital representative was informed that when the facility receives their survey findings, a plan of correction for any deficiencies cited should be sent to the Arlington Zone office within 10 days of receipt.

Recommend 23 day Termination. Not In Compliance with Conditions:

LABORATORY DIRECTOR'S OR PROVIDER/SUPPLIER REPRESENTATIVE'S SIGNATURE

Any deficiency statement ending with an asterisk (*) denotes a deficiency which the institution may be excused from correcting providing it is determined that other safeguards provide sufficient protection to the patients. (See instructions.) Except for nursing homes, the findings stated above are disclosable 90 days following the date of survey whether or not a plan of correction is provided. For nursing homes, the above findings and plans of correction are disclosable 14 days following the date these documents are made available to the facility. If deficiencies are cited, an approved plan of correction is requisite to continued program participation.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
______________________
(X3) DATE SURVEY COMPLETED

450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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PROVIDER'S PLAN OF CORRECTION (EACH CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE CROSS-REFERENCED TO THE APPROPRIATE DEFICIENCY)

(X5) COMPLETION DATE

A 000 INITIAL COMMENTS The CMS-2567 (Statement of Deficiencies) is an official, legal document. All information must remain unchanged except for entering the plan of correction, correction dates, and the signature space. Any discrepancy in the original deficiency citation(s) will be reported to the Dallas Regional Office (RO) for referral to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for possible fraud. If information is inadvertently changed by the provider/supplier, the State Survey Agency (SA) should be notified immediately. An unannounced investigation was conducted on site. An entrance conference was held with the CNO (Chief Nursing Officer) and other key personnel the afternoon of 06/29/11 to explain the purpose and process of the survey. The hospital representative was informed that this investigation would be conducted according to 42 CFR 482 Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, 42 CFR 489 and Section 5100 of the State Operations Manual.

A 000 Participation. Since June 28, 2011, the Risk
Management Department has been monitoring the Hospital’s complaint/grievance database regularly to ensure that complaints and grievances are properly addressed. The Hospital has provided extensive education and training to employees and medical staff members to address the concerns raised by CMS in the Statement of Deficiencies. In addition, the Hospital has expanded its audit and monitoring system to ensure continued compliance with all Hospital policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws.

Survey findings were presented at an exit conference on 08/04/11with the CNO and other key personnel who was informed this complaint TX00146867 is substantiated. The hospital representative was informed that when the facility receives their survey findings, a plan of correction for any deficiencies cited should be sent to the Arlington Zone office within 10 days of receipt.

Recommend 23 day Termination. Not In Compliance with Conditions:

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Any deficiency statement ending with an asterisk (*) denotes a deficiency which the institution may be excused from correcting providing it is determined that other safeguards provide sufficient protection to the patients. (See instructions.) Except for nursing homes, the findings stated above are disclosable 90 days following the date of survey whether or not a plan of correction is provided. For nursing homes, the above findings and plans of correction are disclosable 14 days following the date these documents are made available to the facility. If deficiencies are cited, an approved plan of correction is requisite to continued program participation.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
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(X3) DATE SURVEY COMPLETED

450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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PROVIDER'S PLAN OF CORRECTION (EACH CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE CROSS-REFERENCED TO THE APPROPRIATE DEFICIENCY)

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A 000 Continued From page 1 482.11 Compliance With Laws 482.12 Governing Body 482.13 Patient rights 482.24 Medical Record Services 489.20 Compliance with 489.24 A 020 482.11 COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, review of records and interviews, the hospital failed to meet the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) statute codified at §1867 of the Social Security Act (the Act), and the implementing regulations at 42 CFR §489.24 and the related requirements at 42 CFR 489.20 ( l ), (q), and (r) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11. Findings Included: Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and enforced to ensure compliance with the EMTALA requirements; The dedicated Emergency Department (ED) of the hospital did not provide an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) by a Qualified Medical Professional (QMP) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed to all individuals who came to the ED requesting an examination for a medical condition; Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of the individuals with emergency medical conditions

A 000

A 020 EMTALA Policies and Procedures/QMPs
In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor policy (EMTALA policy) was adopted which outlines; the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical staff on-call responsibilities. The policy clarified that all medical staff physicians may perform MSEs. Qualified residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital.

8-29-11

EMTALA and Transfer policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at
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8-31-11

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
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(X3) DATE SURVEY COMPLETED

450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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PROVIDER'S PLAN OF CORRECTION (EACH CORRECTIVE ACTION SHOULD BE CROSS-REFERENCED TO THE APPROPRIATE DEFICIENCY)

(X5) COMPLETION DATE

A 000 Continued From page 1 482.11 Compliance With Laws 482.12 Governing Body 482.13 Patient rights 482.24 Medical Record Services 489.20 Compliance with 489.24 A 020 482.11 COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, review of records and interviews, the hospital failed to meet the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) statute codified at §1867 of the Social Security Act (the Act), and the implementing regulations at 42 CFR §489.24 and the related requirements at 42 CFR 489.20 ( l ), (q), and (r) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11. Findings Included: Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and enforced to ensure compliance with the EMTALA requirements; The dedicated Emergency Department (ED) of the hospital did not provide an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) by a Qualified Medical Professional (QMP) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed to all individuals who came to the ED requesting an examination for a medical condition; Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of the individuals with emergency medical conditions

A 000 Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives,
physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE. Hospital back-up/alternate call coverage plan adopted.

A 020

EMTALA and Transfer policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE. Hospital back-up/alternate call coverage plan adopted.

9-1-11

Process revision allowing only physicians, residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs).

8-31-11

Education:
An education program regarding EMTALA, Transfer Policies and individuals allowed to perform MSEs was developed and will be provided to emergency and obstetrical medical staff, residents and allied health professionals and nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education was presented at Obstetrics/GYN
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
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(X3) DATE SURVEY COMPLETED

450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure

A 000 Continued From page 1 482.11 Compliance With Laws 482.12 Governing Body 482.13 Patient rights 482.24 Medical Record Services 489.20 Compliance with 489.24 A 020 482.11 COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws

A 000 to follow the medical screening process as
outlined in the EMTALA policy or state and federal law will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled A 020 “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff.

Compliance Monitoring:
This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, review of records and interviews, the hospital failed to meet the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) statute codified at §1867 of the Social Security Act (the Act), and the implementing regulations at 42 CFR §489.24 and the related requirements at 42 CFR 489.20 ( l ), (q), and (r) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11. Findings Included: Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and enforced to ensure compliance with the EMTALA requirements; The dedicated Emergency Department (ED) of the hospital did not provide an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) by a Qualified Medical Professional (QMP) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed to all individuals who came to the ED requesting an examination for a medical condition; Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of the individuals with emergency medical conditions
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure appropriate MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to ensure compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

9-10-11

Availability of Emergency Services
Hospital maintains an on-call list for those specialties that the medical staff has determined to be necessary to meet the needs of the patients. The Medical Staff policies outline the specific responsibilities of the department chairs in developing the call schedules and the individual physician’s responsibility in responding to call. The medical staff policies also outline disciplinary processes and actions, if needed, for a physician who does not meet his/her on-call responsibilities. The MEC, as part of its defined processes set forth in the medical staff policies, has regular reporting requirements
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450051
NAME OF PROVIDER OR SUPPLIER

B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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related to on-call lists. Improvement in the

A 000 Continued From page 1 482.11 Compliance With Laws 482.12 Governing Body 482.13 Patient rights 482.24 Medical Record Services 489.20 Compliance with 489.24 A 020 482.11 COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, review of records and interviews, the hospital failed to meet the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) statute codified at §1867 of the Social Security Act (the Act), and the implementing regulations at 42 CFR §489.24 and the related requirements at 42 CFR 489.20 ( l ), (q), and (r) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11. Findings Included:

A 000 accessibility of the on-call list was implemented
(9-6-11) by placing the on-call list on the Hospital’s intranet. Both medical staff and Hospital staff have access to the on call list through the Hospital’s intranet page. This electronic call list includes the individual’s name A 020 and contact information. 8-29-11

The EMTALA policy, approved by the medical executive committee, includes guidelines for medical staff on-call responsibilities.

The Corporate Medical Board approved the Hospital’s backup (alternate) call coverage plan in the event an on-call physician is not available or cannot respond due to circumstances beyond the physician’s control.

8-31-11

Education:
Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and enforced to ensure compliance with the EMTALA requirements; The dedicated Emergency Department (ED) of the hospital did not provide an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) by a Qualified Medical Professional (QMP) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed to all individuals who came to the ED requesting an examination for a medical condition; Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of the individuals with emergency medical conditions
Nursing staff educated on accessing the electronic version of the on-call schedule.

9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool developed to assess compliance with on-call schedule requirements. Daily audits will be conducted using the audit tool to ensure compliance. Audit outcome results and any reported variances are reported to nursing and medical staff leadership on a daily basis. Aggregated results will be reported to MEC on a monthly basis. Failure to comply with on-call responsibilities will be investigated with action as appropriately determined through the medical staff peer review processes.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES AND PLAN OF CORRECTION (X1) PROVIDER/SUPPLIER/CLIA IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: (X2) MULTIPLE CONSTRUCTION A. BUILDING

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OMB NO. 0938-0391
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450051
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B. WING _____________________________ STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE

C 08/04/2011

METHODIST DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER
(X4) ID PREFIX TAG SUMMARY STATEMENT OF DEFICIENCIES (EACH DEFICIENCY MUST BE PRECEDED BY FULL REGULATORY OR LSC IDENTIFYING INFORMATION)

1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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A 020 Continued From page 2 after the initial examination to provide treatment necessary to stabilize an individual by providing on-call services of physicians who are current members of the medical staff or have hospital privileges. Cross refer: Tag A2400 A 043 482.12 GOVERNING BODY The hospital must have an effective governing body legally responsible for the conduct of the hospital as an institution. If a hospital does not have an organized governing body, the persons legally responsible for the conduct of the hospital must carry out the functions specified in this part that pertain to the governing body. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on interview and review of records, the hospital failed to have an effective governing body which failed to ensure patient care was provided in a safe and effective manner and comply with state and federal rules. Findings included:

A 020

A 043 The Hospital maintains a Board of Directors
(“Board”) that serves as the governing body and which is legally responsible for the conduct of the Hospital. The Board plays an active role in the operations of the Hospital and has been involved in the development and implementation of this Plan of Correction. The Board has put in place communication and reporting mechanisms to ensure proper oversight of the Hospital and meets regularly to take such actions necessary to fulfill its obligations as an effective governing body. 6-28-11

Complaint/Grievance
Complaint/Grievance policy, MHS # 191, revised to clarify definition of complaint and grievance, and adjustments to the grievance function. The Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board approved the policy effective June 28, 2011.

1) The hospital did not protect and promote each patient's rights in that it did not adequately address each patient care complaint or grievance, respect the patient's basic right to respect, dignity, and comfort by providing personal privacy during procedures and examinations, provide a safe environment where care and treatment are provided, prevent personal health information from being disclosed and ensure properly executed informed consents for procedures and treatments.

Risk Management Department staff was educated regarding clarification to grievance definition, time frame for investigation and patient/grievant notification of actions and follow-up requirements by corporate Vice President of Quality. Grievance action process revised to clearly provide notification to patient/grievant within approximately 7 days from the date of grievance submission.

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1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Electronic tool developed to guide investigations
and follow-up time frames of all components of the grievance process.

7-12-11

Nursing leadership educated on use of the electronic grievance reporting tool via powerpoint presentation.

7-19-11

Dallas administrative team educated on use of the electronic grievance reporting tool via powerpoint presentation.

7-20-11

Electronic grievance reporting and action tracking tool implemented. Implementation included instructions and sample reporting format.

7-22-11

Follow-up reinforcement regarding electronic grievance reporting and tracking tool provided to Hospital leadership.

8-29-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Hospital’s President accepts responsibility for weekly report review of all grievance submissions and subsequent actions and time frames to ensure the grievance policy is followed as written. Any variances noted by the President or her designee during weekly reviews will receive immediate attention and remediation. Failure of Risk Management personnel to follow the grievance policy as written will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”.

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1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043

Weekly review of grievances received and compliance with the grievance policy and process, including appropriate notification (content and time-frames) of the patient/grievant and actions taken, is conducted by President or her designee, with reporting to the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board on a bi-monthly basis.

Personal Priviacy
PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION PRIVACY: Three emergency department hallway beds removed from service to allow expanded space between stretchers in an effort to protect the patient privacy. Privacy curtains installed around hallway beds. 7-11-11 9-9-11

Education:
Initial education on patient rights and privacy provided to emergency department staff (including physician and allied health professional staff) through verbal daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) and the Hospital’s computer based modular system (module includes patient privacy and HIPAA requirements).

Refresher education mandated for emergency department staff using the computer based modular system to track compliance with successful completion of patient privacy module.

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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043

privacy noncompliance immediately reported to physician and nursing leadership for action subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Medical staff and allied health professional noncompliance will be referred to the Emergency Department medical director for inclusion in the practitioner’s performance profile. Overall audit outcome results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council and MHS Privacy Officer on a monthly basis and the Board of Directors Quality Review Committee on a bi-monthly basis. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTY PRIVACY The practice for patients experiencing a fetal demise at the Hospital for whom an order for grief support was made was: (i) for the Labor & Delivery Department designated bereavement coordinator to provide brochures and other written materials regarding grief support to the patient while in the Hospital; and (ii) to facilitate referral for grief support services following discharge by sending the patient’s contact information to a grief support service (Organization No. 1). The Hospital believes that Patient No. 1’s personal medical information was properly disclosed for a treatment-related purpose, and thus did not require patient authorization. The disclosure to Organization No. 1 (a grief support service) is therefore permissible under the federal HIPAA Privacy Rule and section 241.153 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and consistent with ACOG Guidelines for Perinatal Care. The HIPAA Privacy Rule defines “treatment” as “the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by one or more

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health care providers, including the

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 coordination or management of health care by a
health care provider with a third party; consultation between health care providers relating to a patient; or the referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another.” 45 C.F.R. § 164.501. Specifically, the Hospital believes that the disclosure falls within the “coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party” portion of this definition. The disclosure of the contact information by the Hospital to Organization No. 1 fell within the context of treatment as it was intended to offer bereavement support services through Organization No. 1 in connection with, and as an extension of, the services provided at the Hospital. While not specifically naming Organization No. 1, the Referral Screen for Patient No. 1, dated April 18, 2011, and Doctor’s Orders for Patient No. 1 signed April 19, 2011, reflect the physician’s referral for grief support. Because the disclosure was for treatment purposes, no agreement or contract with Organization No. 1 was necessary or required under state and federal privacy laws. In accordance with state and federal law, disclosure of the contact information of Patient No. 1 was permitted without the necessity of an authorization. 5-21-11

However, to better promote patient privacy, the Hospital has modified its practice for facilitating referrals for bereavement support as of May 21, 2011. Starting May 21, 2011, the Labor & Delivery Department was directed to provide brochures and written materials regarding support resources when a physician’s order for grief support was made following a fetal demise without facilitating the referral.
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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Further, the Referral Process for Patients policy
was created to clarify that (i) the patient will be informed of a physician’s order or referral for additional services, including grief support; (ii) the patient will be offered lists of providers from which to choose for such additional services, which was implemented 9-10-11(iii) appropriate Hospital staff will facilitate scheduling or referral of the patient for the additional services upon patient consent; and (iv) a patient’s refusal to obtain the additional services will be documented in the patient’s medical record.

9-10-11

The Referral Process for Patient policy was adopted by the Corporate Medical Board.

8-31-11

Education:
Staff was educated on the Referral Process for Patient policy, and on approved provider sources and best practice via Mosby’s Nursing Skills guidelines.

9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit Tool generated to address presence of physician/Allied Health orders for grief support. If order present, there will be documentation that the grief support list was provided to patient. If the patient refused grief support information, notification of this refusal will be provided to the physician. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the board at its bimonthly meeting.

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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Hygiene
HAND HYGIENE: Emergency Department staff implemented “Back to Basics” infection prevention education which included infection prevention basics and hand hygiene on 6-30-11 with completion for all staff. 8-22-11 9-10-11

The Hospital-wide leadership team disseminated an infection prevention (including hand hygiene) education presentation entitled “Focus on Infection Prevention” to all staff reporting under the specific leadership team member.

All employees were informed of the requirement to complete the mandatory computer based program (audiovisual, modular program that tracks participation and successful completion) specifically related to hand hygiene, to perform hand hygiene before donning and after doffing gloves and after touching patient equipment.

8-24-11

Individuals not completing the hand hygiene education module (without acceptable exemption) will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”.

9-10-11

Hand hygiene requirement education tool presented at the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) by the Hospital Epidemiologist and Chairman of the Infection Prevention Committee outlining hand hygiene requirements to be followed by all physicians and allied health professionals. The MEC approved of the

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education tool and a blast email and fax of this

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 tool was disseminated that day (8-29-11) to all
medical staff. Hospital-wide basic infection control education (including hand hygiene) is provided for clinical staff, via the organization’s online education system. This audiovisual modular program tracks participation and successful completion of infection control education. Staff is to complete the infection prevention computer module by September 30th of each year. This education module reflects the contents of the Hospital’s Infection Prevention Policy 127.

Upon Hospital employee hire and initial appointment for medical staff, an infection prevention educational orientation (which includes basic infection prevention and hand hygiene requirements) is provided.

Existing process, ongoing

Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Compliance:
Observation based daily hand hygiene audits will be implemented. Results submitted to the unit manager for action, and infection control department for aggregation and reporting to the Medical Staff Quality Council monthly; to the Infection Prevention Committee quarterly, and at the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board bi-monthly meeting. Any employee noncompliance will result in progressive discipline actions pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Data on physicians and allied health professionals noncompliance with hand hygiene will be forwarded to such individual’s performance
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profile for consideration at time of professional

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 practice evaluation and reappointment.
6-30-11

INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT: Affixed alcohol based hand sanitizing gel dispensers and disinfectant wipes to walls in hallway bed locations for ease of access for staff. Obtained additional trash cans and linen hampers and placed these at hallway bed locations to facilitate a sanitary environment. Affixed a nurse communication device (bell) at each hallway bed location within reach of the patient.

Informed Consent Education:
Education was provided to nursing staff on the following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS 210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient Admission and Treatment via computerized education module and unit discussions. Registered nursing staff were reminded to perform a “hard stop” process of ceasing procedure activity (holding the line) until the informed consent documentation is obtained (emergency procedures exempted) with this requirement included in education provided. Nursing personnel failing to ensure the informed consent is documented appropriately prior to procedure will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Education was provided to physicians and allied health professionals via email and fax blast on the following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS

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210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Admission and Treatment.

Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent daily audits implemented using the audit tool and nursing observation to ensure compliance with informed consent policies and process. Noncompliance will be reported daily to nursing and physician leadership for appropriate action. Aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the governing board bimonthly. Any medical staff failure to follow the process will be investigated with appropriate follow up action to be addressed, if appropriate, through the medical staff peer review processes.

9-10-11

MSEs by QMPs
Process revision allowing only physicians, residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs). The organization’s MSE form documenting the outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients accessing the emergency department, was revised to include the provider’s signature. Education provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011.

8-31-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.)

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The EMTALA policy was revised which outlines

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in
providing medical screening exams, defines who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, outlines the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. 8-31-11

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

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Education:
An education program regarding EMTALA,
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Transfer Policies and individuals qualifed and

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 permitted to perform MSEs was developed and
will be provided to emergency, obstetrical, medical staff, residents and allied health professionals and nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the at its bi-monthly meeting.

Order by Authorized Practioner
The registered nurse accepted and carried out a verbal order from a resident, however this verbal
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order was not documented. Residents operate

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 under the supervision of faculty physicans. This
supervision is acknowledged through daily progress notes entered by the faculty physician indicating review of assessment and treatment decisions, via review of the patient’s record and resultant attestation. Therefore, the resident was allowed to prescribe the order, however, the resident gave the verbal order and did not document nor authenticate the verbal order. 6-30-11

The registered nurse and the resident were both coached on compliance with the medical center’s policies: MHS #400 Medication Administration and MHS 371 Physician/Allied Health Professional Orders Policy, and verbal order policy which outline the specifics regarding medication orders, verbal and telephone orders and administration of medication.

Failure to follow the medical center’s policies on medication administration and verbal orders by the involved registered nurse, and all other nursing and clinical staff who are allowed to receive medication orders, will subject staff to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Failure of the resident to follow the medical center’s policies MHS 371 Physician/Allied Health Professional orders and the verbal order policy will result in remedial action as outlined in the Residency program policies.

6-30-11

Physicians, residents and nursing staff have been reeducated on the proper use and documentation of verbal orders. Nursing staff
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received education via the computerized

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 education module and individual unit
discussions. Medical Staff residents and Allied health professionals received education via fax and email blast and discussion planned at the September general medical staff meeting. 8-31-11

Changes in the medical staff policy manual discussing the Hospital’s Residency Program (modeled from the ACGME Residency policies) were approved by the corporate medical board. Policies MS 22.3 entitled “Records by House Staff and Supervising Physician” and 23.1.7 “House Staff” approved by the Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board on 8-31-11, outlining faculty oversight of residents’ practice including assessments, plan of care, and orders is validated by the daily progress note attestation performed by the faculty (attending physician). Orders prescribed by residents are not required to be countersigned by a faculty physician. The attending faculty member’s daily progress note attestation provides documentation of the supervision and oversight of the resident’s practice.

Residency Program policies formally approval by Board of Directors.

9-1-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Daily audits implemented to ensure compliance with documentation of verbal and telephone orders. Audits include medical record review and comparison of medications dispensed from the Omnicell in Labor & Delivery on orders to ensure all verbal/telephone orders are appropriately prescribed and documented upon receipt.
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Noncompliance will be reported daily to nursing

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 and physician leadership for immediate followup and action. Aggregation of compliance data will be performed with a report submitted to the Medical Staff Quality Council and the Patient Safety Committee on a monthly basis and the Board of Directors Quality Review Committee on a bi-monthly basis.

Medical Records
Multiple actions have been taken to better ensure compliance with Hospital policies related to complete medical records. 9-10-11

Concurrent, daily chart audits including review of history and physicals (H&P) were started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. The reports are provided daily to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. The information will be used in decisions at reappointment of medical staff members. In addition, aggregated data regarding concurrent chart completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council.

The MHS 371 – History and Physicals policy was revised to more clearly state that history and physicals are not required for outpatient clinic visits. MHS 371’s revisions were approved by the Medical Executive Committee.

9-10-11

The MHS 163 Medical Record Documentation policy was revised to clarify requirements related to counter signatures of resident documentation, Residents participating in any Accreditation
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Council for Graduate Medical Education program

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 sponsored by MHS may write/enter orders on
patients for whom they are participating in their care under supervision of the attending or treating physician. These orders may be implemented without the co-signature of the attending or treating physician, The attending or treating physician shall attest every 24 hours to the care provided by the resident, including review of previous orders by the resident as approved by the Corporate Medical Board, August 31, 2011. 9-1-11

Medical Staff Policy 22.3 entitled, “Records by House Staff was revised and Medical Staff Policy 23.1.7 entitled, “House Staff” was established to address expectations and authority related to resident and attending documentation. These were approved by the Corporate Medical Board on August 31, 2011 and the Board of Directors on September 1, 2011.

Education:
The medical staff was educated on the changes to policies and use of the new form for outpatient vs. inpatient or observation patients. The education was provided through email and blast fax to physicians. RNs were educated via computer based education training. Medical records will be a topic at the general medical staff meeting.

9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Continue with daily audits of medical records for H&Ps. Reports will be provided daily to Hospital president and medical staff leaders. Medical staff action related to non-compliance will follow

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established peer review functions. The

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 aggregated data will be reported monthly to the
Quality Council with the first report provided 9/2/11. 8-29-11

EMTALA Policy
In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) The EMTALA policy was revised which outlines the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, defines who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, outlines the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital.

Education:
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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool has been developed for daily monitoring of the attending physician’s attestation of resident care provided. The results will be reported daily to the Hospital president and AVP GME. Aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board bimonthly. Any failure to follow the process will be investigated with appropriate follow up action to be addressed, if appropriate, through the GME or medical staff peer review processes. The Emergency Medicine Department will continue to meet at least quarterly to review the medical care provided by members of the department.

9-10-11

MSEs by QMPs – 489.24
Process revision allowing only physicians, residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs). The organization’s MSE form documenting the outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients accessing the emergency department, was revised to include the provider’s signature. Education provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011.

8-31-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) The EMTALA policy was revised which outlines

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the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in

A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 providing medical screening exams, defines who
can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, outlines the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. 8-31-11

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

9-1-11

Education:
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A 043 Continued From page 3 Cross refer: A0115 and A0466 2) The hospital failed to ensure that each patient who presented for treatment to the hospital had appropriate medical screening examination or treated by a qualifed medical person or member of the medical staff. Cross refer: A0353 3) All drugs were not administered upon an order by an authorized practitioner. Cross refer: A0406 4) The hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Cross refer: A0431 5) The medical staff failed to monitor and ensure that the ED (Emergency Department) policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED were enforced. Cross refer: A1104 6) The Governing Body failed to ensure that the hospital was in compliance with 489.24 with EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) in that all patients who presented to the ED were not provided an appropriate MSE (medical screening examination) by a QMP (qualified medical personnel) to determine whether or not an EMC (emergency medical condition) existed. Cross refer: A2400 The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities,

A 043 Transfer Policies and individuals allowed to
perform MSEs was developed and will be provided to emergency, obstetrical, medical staff, residents and allied health professionals and nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

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A 043 Continued From page 4 property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors...Medical Staff Organization...Hospital Medical Staff...shall...administer its affairs in accordance with the corporate bylaws and policies, including the corporate medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules, and with that System Institution's policies and program requirements...shall approve all appointments...Corporate Medical Board...make recommendations to the Board of Directors on...applications for appointment...privileges...evaluate and monitor quality monitoring and improvement activities and systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care and improving patient care in the system institutions..." A 115 482.13 PATIENT RIGHTS A hospital must protect and promote each patient's rights. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital did not protect and promote each patient's rights in that it did not adequately address each patient care complaint or grievance, respect the patient's basic right to respect, dignity, and comfort by providing personal privacy during procedures and examinations, provide a safe environment where care and treatment are provided and prevent personal health information from being disclosed.

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A 115 Complaint/Grievance
Complaint/Grievance policy, MHS # 191, revised to clarify definition of complaint and grievance, and adjustments to the grievance function. The Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board approved the policy effective June 28, 2011.

6-28-11

Risk Management Department staff was educated regarding clarification to grievance definition, time frame for investigation and patient/grievant notification of actions and follow-up requirements by corporate Vice President of Quality. Grievance action process revised to clearly provide notification to patient/grievant within approximately 7 days from the date of grievance submission.

7-8-11

Findings Included: 1) Patient care complaints were not adequately addressed in 9 of 9 grievances received from a
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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 Nursing leadership educated on use of the
electronic grievance reporting tool via powerpoint presentation.

7-19-11

Dallas administrative team educated on use of the electronic grievance reporting tool via powerpoint presentation.

7-20-11

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

Electronic grievance reporting and action tracking tool implemented. Implementation included instructions and sample reporting format.

7-22-11

Follow-up reinforcement regarding electronic grievance reporting and tracking tool provided to Hospital leadership.

8-29-11

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Hospital’s President accepts responsibility for weekly report review of all grievance submissions and subsequent actions and time frames to ensure the grievance policy is followed as written. Any variances noted by the President or her designee during weekly reviews will receive immediate attention and remediation. Failure of Risk Management personnel to follow the grievance policy as written will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Weekly review of grievances received and compliance with the grievance policy and process, including appropriate notification (content and time-frames) of the patient/grievant and actions taken is conducted by President or

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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 her designee, with reporting to the Quality

Review Committee of the Governing Board on a bi-monthly basis. 9-9-11

PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION PRIVACY: Three emergency department hallway beds removed from service to allow expanded space between stretchers in an effort to protect the patient privacy. Privacy curtains installed around hallway beds.

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

Education:
Initial education on patient rights and privacy provided to emergency department staff (including physician and allied health professional staff) through verbal daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) and the Hospital’s computer based modular system (module includes patient privacy and HIPAA requirements).

7-11-11

Refresher education mandated for emergency department staff using the computer based modular system to track compliance with successful completion of patient privacy module.

9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Observation based audit tool developed to assess compliance with patient privacy requirements. Audits conducted daily with any privacy noncompliance immediately reported to physician and nursing leadership for action subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Medical staff

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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 and allied health professional noncompliance will
be referred to the Emergency Department medical director for inclusion in the practitioner’s performance profile. Overall audit outcome results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council and MHS Privacy Officer on a monthly basis and the Board of Directors Quality Review Committee on a bi-monthly basis.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTY PRIVACY

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

The practice for patients experiencing a fetal demise at the Hospital for whom an order for grief support was made was: (i) for the Labor & Delivery Department designated bereavement coordinator to provide brochures and other written materials regarding grief support to the patient while in the Hospital; and (ii) to facilitate referral for grief support services following discharge by sending the patient’s contact information to a grief support service (Organization No. 1). The Hospital believes that Patient No. 1’s personal medical information was properly disclosed for a treatment-related purpose, and thus did not require patient authorization. The disclosure to Organization No. 1 (a grief support service) is therefore permissible under the federal HIPAA Privacy Rule and section 241.153 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and consistent with ACOG Guidelines for Perinatal Care. The HIPAA Privacy Rule defines “treatment” as “the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by one or more health care providers, including the coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party; consultation between

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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 health care providers relating to a patient; or the
referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another.” 45 C.F.R. § 164.501. Specifically, the Hospital believes that the disclosure falls within the “coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party” portion of this definition. The disclosure of the contact information by the Hospital to Organization No. 1 fell within the context of treatment as it was intended to offer bereavement support services through Organization No. 1 in connection with and as an extension of the services provided at the Hospital. While not specifically naming Organization No. 1, the Referral Screen for Patient No. 1, dated April 18, 2011, and Doctor’s Orders for Patient No. 1 signed April 19, 2011, reflect the physician’s referral for grief support. Because the disclosure was for treatment purposes, no agreement or contract with Organization No. 1 was necessary or required under state and federal privacy laws. In accordance with state and federal law, disclosure of the contact information of Patient No. 1 was permitted without the necessity of an authorization. 5-21-11

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

However, to better promote patient privacy, the Hospital has modified its practice for facilitating referrals for bereavement support as of May 21, 2011. Starting May 21, 2011, the Labor & Delivery Department was directed to provide brochures and written materials regarding support resources when a physician’s order for grief support was made following a fetal demise without facilitating the referral.
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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115
Further, the Referral Process for Patients policy was created to clarify that (i) the patient will be informed of a physician’s order or referral for additional services, including grief support; (ii) the patient will be offered lists of providers from which to choose for such additional services, which was implemented 9-10-11(iii) appropriate Hospital staff will facilitate scheduling or referral of the patient for the additional services upon patient consent; and (iv) a patient’s refusal to obtain the additional services will be documented in the patient’s medical record. 9-10-11

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

The Referral Process for Patient policy was adopted by the Corporate Medical Board.

8-31-11

Education:
Staff was educated on the Referral Process for Patient policy, and on approved provider sources and best practice via Mosby’s Nursing Skills guidelines.

9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit Tool generated to address presence of physician/Allied Health orders for grief support. If order present, there will be documentation that the grief support list was provided to patient. If the patient refused grief support information, notification of this refusal will be provided to the physician. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the at its bimonthly meeting.
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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 Hand Hygiene:
Emergency Department staff implemented “Back to Basics” infection prevention education which included infection prevention basics and hand hygiene on 6-30-11 with completion for all staff.

9-10-11

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

The Hospital-wide leadership team disseminated an infection prevention (including hand hygiene) education presentation entitled “Focus on Infection Prevention” to all staff reporting under the specific leadership team member.

8-22-11

All employees were informed of the requirement to complete the mandatory computer based program (audiovisual, modular program that tracks participation and successful completion) specifically related to hand hygiene, to perform hand hygiene before donning and after doffing gloves and after touching patient equipment.

8-24-11

Individuals not completing the hand hygiene education module (without acceptable exemption) will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”.

9-10-11

Hand hygiene requirement education tool presented at the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) by the Hospital Epidemiologist and Chairman of the Infection Prevention Committee outlining hand hygiene requirements to be followed by all physicians and allied health professionals. The MEC approved of the education tool and a blast email and fax of this

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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 tool was disseminated that day (8-29-11) to all
medical staff. Hospital-wide basic infection control education (including hand hygiene) is provided for clinical staff, via the organization’s online education system. This audiovisual modular program tracks participation and successful completion of infection control education. Staff is to complete the infection prevention computer module by September 30th of each year. This education module reflects the contents of the Hospital’s Infection Prevention Policy 127.

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

Upon Hospital employee hire and initial appointment for medical staff, an infection prevention educational orientation (which includes basic infection prevention and hand hygiene requirements) is provided.

Existing process, ongoing

Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Compliance:
Observation based daily hand hygiene audits will be implemented. Results submitted to the unit manager for action, and infection control department for aggregation and reporting to the Medical Staff Quality Council monthly; to the Infection Prevention Committee quarterly, and at the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board bi-monthly meeting. Any employee noncompliance will result in progressive discipline actions pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Data on physicians and allied health professionals noncompliance with hand hygiene will be forwarded to such individual’s performance

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A 115 Continued From page 5 patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) in that the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to regarding patient care complaints. Cross refer: A0123

A 115 profile for consideration at time of professional
practice evaluation and reappointment. 6-30-11

INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT: Affixed alcohol based hand sanitizing gel dispensers and disinfectant wipes to walls in hallway bed locations for ease of access for staff. Obtained additional trash cans and linen hampers and placed these at hallway bed locations to facilitate a sanitary environment.

2) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. Cross refer: A0143 3) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. Cross refer: A0143 4) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Cross refer: A0143 5) The hospital did not provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. Cross refer: A0144

NURSE CALL BELL: Affixed a nurse communication device (bell) at each hallway bed location within reach of the patient.

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A 115 Continued From page 6 6) The hospital did not provide basic infection control supplies and equipment including hand sanitizer, linen hampers, trash cans and biohazard disposal boxes close to or in proximity of the patient hall beds for the staff to use. Cross refer: A0144 7) The ED patient hall beds did not have nurse call lights for patient's to notify the nursing staff in the event of an emergency. Cross refer: A0144 A 123 482.13(a)(2)(iii) PATIENT RIGHTS: NOTICE OF GRIEVANCE DECISION At a minimum: In its resolution of the grievance, the hospital must provide the patient with written notice of its decision that contains the name of the hospital contact person, the steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, the results of the grievance process, and the date of completion. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the hospital failed to provide written notice of its decision, steps taken on behalf of the patient to investigate the grievance, results of the investigation and date of completion to 9 of 9 grievances received from a patient's and/or families (Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36) for 5 of 5 months (January 2011 - May 2011) regarding patient care complaints. Findings include: The "Complaint/Grievance Log " dated "January

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A 123 Complaint/Grievance policy, MHS # 191, revised
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A 123 Continued From page 7 2011- May 2011" reflected the following patient care complaints: 04/19/11 - Patient #1's husband complained that his wife had delivered their child by herself without any assistance from a physician or nurse in her room and her call light for help had been ignored. 01/24/11- Patient #29's family complained of the room being filthy, her sister smelled, an IV that was causing her arm to swell, her blood pressure (BP) was not monitored and due to the lack of monitoring by the staff, her sister had a stroke and is now in ICU (Intensive Care Unit). 06/02/11 - Patient #30 complained about the care provided in the ED. Stated she had come to the ED with multiple complaints (blue diarrhea, elevated blood sugar, rash around the neck, pain in right lower abdomen, and edema in legs). The ED physician only addressed the pelvic pain and was rude to her stating "I don't know what your problem is." The physician prescribed medication she is allergic to. 01/11/11 - Patient #31 complained about the hospital not giving her medications that she is taking at home and not providing adequate care. 03/28/11 - Patient #32 complained that during her MRI, the placement of dye did not go through the vein causing her arm to swell. She stated she was crying and calling out for help to no avail and her arm is swollen and disfigured. When she was discharged, she was told to put a hot compress on it and she would be all right. She was upset that no one seemed concerned.

A 123 Dallas administrative team educated on use of
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Electronic grievance reporting and action tracking tool implemented. Implementation included instructions and sample reporting format.

7-22-11

Follow-up reinforcement regarding electronic grievance reporting and tracking tool provided to Hospital leadership.

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Compliance Monitoring:
Hospital’s President accepts responsibility for weekly report review of all grievance submissions and subsequent actions and time frames to ensure the grievance policy is followed as written. Any variances noted by the President or her designee during weekly reviews will receive immediate attention and remediation. Failure of Risk Management personnel to follow the grievance policy as written will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Weekly review of grievances received and compliance with the grievance policy and process, including appropriate notification (content and time-frames) of the patient/grievant and actions taken is conducted by President or her designee, with reporting to the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board on a bi-monthly basis.

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A 123 Continued From page 8 02/23/11 - Patient #33's daughter complained that patient was found on floor at home and believes patient was a victim of sexual assault. She was concerned why patient was not transferred to another hospital for possible rape treatment and concerned about possible delay with obtaining rape kit and lack of treatment of injuries 03/03/11 - Patient #34 complained she presented to the ED with complaints of deep back pain and was treated for abdominal pain. States she received discharge information on abdominal pain and informed the staff it was back and not abdominal pain. States she does not know why her information was not listed correctly and questioned the treatment provided. Stated she continued to have back pain and had to return back to the ED to see a different physician. She also complained about being placed in the hallway corridor and was not provided privacy during an interview with a nurse regarding her private health information. 04/22/11 - Patient #35 complained the nurse was very rude to her and her mother when taking her vital signs. States she came in with a lot of abdominal pain and the RN told her to "shut up and stop being a drama queen" and was told if she had drank the medication another hospital had given her she would not be in this kind of pain. She stated when her mother attempted to provide the nurse with paperwork from the other facility the nurse ignored her and when her mother attempted again the nurse snatched the paperwork from her. 01/07/11 - Patient #36's daughter complained her

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A 123 Continued From page 9 mother was administered Morphine (narcotic pain medication) in the hospital and discharged with a prescription of Hydrocodone (narcotic pain medication) when her chart showed she is allergic to both Morphine and Hydrocodone. When she notified the physician, he appeared annoyed. The Hospital Policy, "Complaints/Comments/Grievances" dated 04/30/09 required, "To provide mechanisms for receiving and responding to concerns...A patient grievance is a written or verbal complaint (when the verbal complaint about patient care is not resolved at the time of the complaint by staff present) by a patient, or the patient's representative, regarding the patients care, abuse or neglect, issues related to the hospital's compliance with the CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation...related to rights and limitations provided by 42 Code of Federal Regulations...The following types of concerns should be communicated...They include but are not limited to...Significant or unresolved concerns (also called Grievances)...concerns crossing multiple department lines or processes...allegations of harm...should be responded to in writing and substantively address the areas of concern...If a review and reply cannot be completed within 7 calendar days of receipt...acknowledgement of receipt and a reasonable timeframe to respond to the issues should be communicated to the complainant...complaints about physicians should be forwarded to Medical Staff Services... " The "Methodist Bylaws", 05/26/09 requires, "The activities, property and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors...The

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A 123 Continued From page 10 System Quality Review Committee...a standing committee of the Board of Directors....shall...regularly review reports from the medical staff and hospital administration regarding the quality of medical services provided...analyze quality initiatives at each System Institution to assure processes are in place to facilitate the implementation of system-wide best practices...monitor progress with quality initiatives...provide, on behalf of the Board, general governance oversight for the quality of service in the respective System Institutions...assure processes are in place at each System Institution to perform the following functions: report regularly to the System Quality Review Committee on the quality of services provided; assist the System Quality Review Committee in implementing system-wide quality improvement initiatives; review processes and methods used by the medical staff and hospital staff to monitor and improve the quality of service in the respective System Institutions; advise the System Quality Review Committee as to whether monitoring and follow-up programs and activities are effective and whether identified deficiencies in the safety, reliability, effectiveness, and acceptability of hospital and medical care are being addressed...Corporate Medical Board...shall...evaluate and monitor quality monitoring and improvement activities and systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care and improving patient care in the System Institutions..."

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A 123 Continued From page 11 for the Complaint and Grievance process. She stated, "Yes, I am the Manager for Patient Representatives." She was asked if the hospital provided written notice of its decision, steps taken, results of the investigation and date of completion on the grievance's that were received from the patients or family of Patients #1, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36. She stated,"No." She was asked if the hospital followed the required grievance process. She stated, "No." A 143 482.13(c)(1) PATIENT RIGHTS: PERSONAL PRIVACY The patient has the right to personal privacy. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record review, the hospital failed to provide, protect and promote patient privacy for: 1) Patients in 12 of 12 patient hall beds (Beds 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233) located in the main ED on 06/29/11 were not provided privacy from people that were not involved in their care while being interviewed, assessed, examined and treated. 2) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #34) was not provided privacy on 03/03/11 by the RN while performing a history and assessment. 2) 1 of 1 Patient (Patient #1) personal medical information was disclosed on 05/13/11 to an outside third party organization without prior consent of the patient. Findings Included:

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A 143 PHYSICAL AND INFORMATION PRIVACY:
Three emergency department hallway beds removed from service to allow expanded space between stretchers in an effort to protect the patient privacy. Privacy curtains installed around each hallway bed.

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Initial education on patient rights and privacy provided to emergency department staff (including physician and allied health professional staff) through verbal daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) and the Hospital’s computer based modular system (module includes patient privacy and HIPAA requirements).

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A 143 Continued From page 12 During a tour of the ED on 06/29/11 at 2:00 P.M., the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed the main hall was crowded with patients in hall beds with their family members present. The patients in the hall beds were not protected by curtains. The surveyor observed bed numbers posted above the beds in the halls. The areas and hall adjacent to the Main Nursing Station contained patients in hall beds # 222, 223, 224, 225, 230, 231, 232, and 233. Patients in beds # 232 and 233 were directly stationed on the wall beside glass doors which opened directly to the outside ambulance entrance. The hall located by Zone 2 of the Main ED contained patient beds # 218, 219, 220, and 221. The surveyor, CNO and ED Nurse Manager observed multiple personnel interviewing, assessing and examining the patient's in the hall beds. The personnel were also observed starting IV's (intravenous lines), drawing blood for lab work and giving medications without providing any patient privacy while other people not involved in their care were present. Review of Patient #34's complaint of care to the hosptial dated 03/03/11 reflected, "Patient #34 states during the first visit she was placed in the hallway corridor. States when the RN began asking her medical history she asked the RN to lower her voice as she did not want the gentleman in the next gurney listening to her personal information. States the RN then began

A 143 assess compliance with patient privacy
requirements. Audits conducted daily with any privacy noncompliance immediately reported to physician and nursing leadership for action subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Medical staff and allied health professional noncompliance will be referred to the Emergency Department medical director for inclusion in the practitioner’s performance profile. Overall audit outcome results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council and MHS Privacy Officer on a monthly basis and the Board of Directors Quality Review Committee on a bi-monthly basis.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTY PRIVACY The practice for patients experiencing a fetal demise at the Hospital for whom an order for grief support was made was: (i) for the Labor & Delivery Department designated bereavement coordinator to provide brochures and other written materials regarding grief support to the patient while in the Hospital; and (ii) to facilitate referral for grief support services following discharge by sending the patient’s contact information to a grief support service (Organization No. 1). The Hospital believes that Patient No. 1’s personal medical information was properly disclosed for a treatment-related purpose, and thus did not require patient authorization. The disclosure to Organization No. 1 (a grief support service) is therefore permissible under the federal HIPAA Privacy Rule and section 241.153 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and consistent with ACOG Guidelines for Perinatal Care.
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A 143 Continued From page 13 to have an attitude. States the RN brought her a gown and told her to put it on. She questioned how and why she was going to put a gown on in the hallway....States when the RN returned she tried to start over and apologize for their rough start; but the nurse just became more agitated and informed the patient she is the one with the attitude...Spoke with RN #55, the patient's initial nurse. RN #55 said when she asked the patient when her last menstrual period was, the patient responded, will you keep your voice down...only other patient in hallway was the gentleman across the hall and she did not know whether or not he could hear what she was saying...said she lowered her voice and continued the assessment..." Review of patient complaint TX0014687 received by Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) reflected the following emails between Patient #1 and Organization #1 on 05/13/11: 1) At 7:13 A.M. an email from Patient #1 to Organization #1 reflected, "Could you remind me of when meetings are and also how you reached out to me?" 2) At 9:20 A.M. an email from Organization #1 to Patient #1 reflected, "Your name and address came to me from Methodist Hospital..." 3) At 9:41 A.M. an email from Organization #1 to Patient #1 reflected, "It was from Personnel #40 (Patient Representative). She sends us all the losses at Methodist so we can send the parents our information..." Review of Patient #1's medical record reflected: 1)The "Authorization to Release Information" dated 04/18/11, not timed, did not reflect consent for release of personal information to the third

A 143 “the provision, coordination, or management of
health care and related services by one or more health care providers, including the coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party; consultation between health care providers relating to a patient; or the referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another.” 45 C.F.R. § 164.501. Specifically, the Hospital believes that the disclosure falls within the “coordination or management of health care by a health care provider with a third party” portion of this definition. The disclosure of the contact information by the Hospital to Organization No. 1 fell within the context of treatment as it was intended to offer bereavement support services through Organization No. 1 in connection with and as an extension of the services provided at the Hospital. While not specifically naming Organization No. 1, the Referral Screen for Patient No. 1, dated April 18, 2011, and Doctor’s Orders for Patient No. 1 signed April 19, 2011, reflect the physician’s referral for grief support. Because the disclosure was for treatment purposes, no agreement or contract with Organization No. 1 was necessary or required under state and federal privacy laws. In accordance with state and federal law, disclosure of the contact information of Patient No. 1 was permitted without the necessity of an authorization. 5-21-11

However, to better promote patient privacy, the Hospital has modified its practice for facilitating referrals for bereavement support as of May 21, 2011. Starting May 21, 2011, the Labor &
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A 143 Continued From page 14 party Organization #1. 2)The "Referral Screens" dated 04/18/11, not timed, did not reflect a referral to the third party Organization #1. 3) The "Doctor's Orders" dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:30 P.M. did not reflect discharge orders for a referral to the third party Organization #1 for grief counseling. 4)The "Discharge Instructions" dated 04/19/11 timed at 6:30 P.M. did not identify any other services were required after discharge home. There was no discharge instructions or teaching documented for referral to grief counseling and no written request to release or disclose patient information to the third party Organization #1 for referral for grief counseling. The hospital did not have a contract or agreement with the third party Organization #1 to provide continuation of or referral of services for patients or to ensure the agent will not use or disclose the health care information for any other purpose or take appropriate steps to protect the health care information. The hospital policy "Patient's Rights and Responsibilities" dated 04/30/11 requires, "MHS honors your rights as a patient...As a member of the partnership between you and your healthcare team we respect your right to...Considerate and respectful care. You can expect quality treatment within the scope of our mission, with concern for your personal privacy and dignity...Confidentiality and access to your medical records. You may expect all communications and clinical records pertaining to your care to be treated as confidential and that you should be able to access information contained in your records within a

A 143 Delivery Department was directed to provide

brochures and written materials regarding support resources when a physician’s order for grief support was made following a fetal demise without facilitating the referral. 9-10-11

Further, the Referral Process for Patients policy was created to clarify that (i) the patient will be informed of a physician’s order or referral for additional services, including grief support; (ii) the patient will be offered lists of providers from which to choose for such additional services, which was implemented 9-10-11(iii) appropriate Hospital staff will facilitate scheduling or referral of the patient for the additional services upon patient consent; and (iv) a patient’s refusal to obtain the additional services will be documented in the patient’s medical record.

The Referral Process for Patient policy was adopted by the Corporate Medical Board.

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A 143 Continued From page 15 reasonable time frame...Reasonable continuity of care, and to be informed by physicians and other caregivers of available and realistic patient care options when hospital care is no longer appropriate..." The hospital policy "Control of Patient Information (Including Confidentiality of Medical Records)" dated 01/30/08 requires, "Patient confidentiality should be protected in accordance with law...These guidelines apply to requests for records and to inquires concerning patients. "Medical Information" is defined as information in any form that identifies a patient and relates to the history, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis of a patient...Releases of information without patient consent should normally be accomplished pursuant to a written request...Medical information may generally be released to third parties upon presentation of a valid patient authorization...A properly completed and signed authorization to release patient information...should be retained in the medical record with notation of information released, the date of release and the name of the person releasing the information..." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. The CNO confirmed the above findings and verified the hospital is not following policies and procedures for providing and promoting patient privacy.She was asked if the hospital provides patient information to the third party Organization #1 of families who have neonatal deaths. She stated, "Yes. It is part of our continuation of care." She was asked if the hospital has a contract with the Organization #1 to provide continuing care services for patients.

A 143 physician. Audit outcome results will be reported
daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the board at its bimonthly meeting.

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A 143 Continued From page 16 She stated, "No." She was asked if the hospital has any agreement or contract to provide private health information to Organization #1. She stated, "No." She was asked if Patient #1's medical record reflected permission to release her private information to Organization #1. She stated, "No." At 1:00 P.M. on 08/04/11 MD #9 the Attending Physician was interviewed. He was asked if he referred Patient #1 to Organization #1. He stated, "Yes. It is our Standard of Care to refer all fetal demise mothers for grief support. It is a continuation of care we provide. "He was asked if he wrote an order for a referral to Organization #1. He stated, "No." A 144 482.13(c)(2) PATIENT RIGHTS: CARE IN SAFE SETTING The patient has the right to receive care in a safe setting. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interview and record review, the hospital failed to promote patient rights by providing care in a safe setting by failing to: 1) Provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases in that multiple staff did not dispose of their soiled gloves and wash their hands after treating patients and touching patient equipment. 2) Provide basic infection control supplies and equipment including hand sanitizer, linen hampers, trash cans and biohazard disposal boxes close to or in proximity of the patient hall

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A 144 HAND HYGIENE: Emergency Department staff
implemented “Back to Basics” infection prevention education which included infection prevention basics and hand hygiene on 6-30-11 with completion for all staff.

9-10-11

The Hospital-wide leadership team disseminated an infection prevention (including hand hygiene) education presentation entitled “Focus on Infection Prevention” to all staff reporting under the specific leadership team member.

8-22-11

All employees were informed of the requirement to complete the mandatory computer based program (audiovisual, modular program that tracks participation and successful completion) specifically related to hand hygiene, to perform hand hygiene before donning and after doffing gloves and after touching patient equipment.

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A 144 Continued From page 17 beds for the staff to use. 3) The ED patient hall beds did not have nurse call lights for patient's to notify the nursing staff in the event of an emergency. Findings Included: During a tour of the ED on 06/29/11 at 2:00 P.M., the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed multiple personnel interviewing, assessing and examining the patient's in the hall beds. The personnel were also observed starting IV's (intravenous lines), drawing blood for lab work and giving medications on multiple patients in the main ED hall. The ED patient hall beds did not have patient call lights, linen hampers, trash cans, biohazard disposal boxes or hand sanitizer posted beside each bed. The hall did not have any hand washing facilties. The surveyor observed multiple personnel wearing gloves and did not remove the gloves and wash their hands after drawing blood or providing patient care prior to touching other equipment. The hospital "Plan for the Provision of Patient Care" dated FY 2011 requires, "The Board of Directors...has ultimate responsibility for operations...carries out this responsibility through goal-focused allocation of resources, performance improvement, risk management, patient safety...Infection Prevention and Control...to identify, assess, and reduce the risks of acquiring and/or transmitting infections among

A 144 Individuals not completing the hand hygiene
education module (without acceptable exemption) will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”.

9-10-11

Hand hygiene requirement education tool presented at the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) by the Hospital Epidemiologist and Chairman of the Infection Prevention Committee outlining hand hygiene requirements to be followed by all physicians and allied health professionals. The MEC approved of the education tool and a blast email and fax of this tool was disseminated that day (8-29-11) to all medical staff. Hospital-wide basic infection control education (including hand hygiene) is provided for clinical staff, via the organization’s online education system. This audiovisual modular program tracks participation and successful completion of infection control education. Staff is to complete the infection prevention computer module by September 30th of each year. This education module reflects the contents of the Hospital’s Infection Prevention Policy 127.

8-29-11

Upon Hospital employee hire and initial appointment for medical staff, an infection prevention educational orientation (which includes basic infection prevention and hand hygiene requirements) is provided.

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A 144 Continued From page 17 beds for the staff to use. 3) The ED patient hall beds did not have nurse call lights for patient's to notify the nursing staff in the event of an emergency. Findings Included: During a tour of the ED on 06/29/11 at 2:00 P.M., the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed multiple personnel interviewing, assessing and examining the patient's in the hall beds. The personnel were also observed starting IV's (intravenous lines), drawing blood for lab work and giving medications on multiple patients in the main ED hall. The ED patient hall beds did not have patient call lights, linen hampers, trash cans, biohazard disposal boxes or hand sanitizer posted beside each bed. The hall did not have any hand washing facilties. The surveyor observed multiple personnel wearing gloves and did not remove the gloves and wash their hands after drawing blood or providing patient care prior to touching other equipment. The hospital "Plan for the Provision of Patient Care" dated FY 2011 requires, "The Board of Directors...has ultimate responsibility for operations...carries out this responsibility through goal-focused allocation of resources, performance improvement, risk management, patient safety...Infection Prevention and Control...to identify, assess, and reduce the risks of acquiring and/or transmitting infections among

A 144 Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Compliance:
Observation based daily hand hygiene audits will be implemented. Results submitted to the unit manager for action, and infection control department for aggregation and reporting to the Medical Staff Quality Council monthly; to the Infection Prevention Committee quarterly, and at the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board bi-monthly meeting. Any employee noncompliance will result in progressive discipline actions pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Data on physicians and allied health professionals noncompliance with hand hygiene will be forwarded to such individual’s performance profile for consideration at time of professional practice evaluation and reappointment.

9-10-11

INFECTION CONTROL SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT: Affixed alcohol based hand sanitizing gel dispensers and disinfectant wipes to walls in hallway bed locations for ease of access for staff. Obtained additional trash cans and linen hampers and placed these at hallway bed locations to facilitate a sanitary environment.

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NURSE CALL BELL: Affixed a nurse communication device (bell) at each hallway bed location within reach of the patient.

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A 144 Continued From page 18 patient, employees, physicians...is crucial in minimizing morbidity, mortality and the economic burden associated with healthcare associated infections...surveillance and monitoring...prevent and/or reduce the risk of infections...participate in monitoring of the Environment of Care for infection risks...methods are used to decrease or eliminate exposures..." The hospital policy "Patient's Rights and Responsibilities" dated 04/30/11 requires, "MHD honors your rights as a patient...to provide a safe setting..." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. The CNO confirmed the above findings and verified the hospital is not following policies and procedures for providing and promoting safe patient care. A 353 482.22(c) MEDICAL STAFF BYLAWS The medical staff must adopt and enforce bylaws to carry out its responsibilities. The bylaws must: This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital did not enforce the Medical Staff Bylaws by failing to ensure 4 of 5 patients (Patient #1, #2, #4, and #5) who presented for treatment in L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 - 06/29/11 received treatment or MSE's from a physician who is approved by the Governing Body for clinical privileges. The Medical Residents and RN's who provided MSE's and patient treatment were not directly supervised by a faculty physician or appointed by the Governing Board to provide MSE's as a QMP to determine if an EMC existed.
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A 353 Process revision allowing only physicians,
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In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) EMTALA policy was adopted which outlines: the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical
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A 353 Continued From page 19 Findings Included: Review of the following patient medical records reflected: Patient #1's medical record dated 04/18/11 reflected the patient was admitted for induction of labor for fetal demise. On 04/19/11 at 3:07 A.M. delivered the baby without the attending physician (MD #9) present. The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:07 A.M. reflected "Patient called out stating baby is out...Unit Secretary asked to page MD #9..." The "Delivery Summary" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:08 A.M. reflected, "Delivery Doctor/other: MD #6/Resident #13, Assist: MD #9..." The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:10 A.M. reflected "Resident #13 called and asked to assist...until MD #9 arrives..." The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:14 A.M. reflected "Resident #13 at bedside." The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:21 A.M. reflected "MD #9 called and notified that patient has delivered. MD states he is on his way. Resident #13 remains at bedside for anticipated delivery of placenta." The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:43 A.M. reflected, "Morphine Sulfate 6 mg was given SIVP (slow intravenous push)...analgesic medication ordered by Resident #13 and administered to provide relief of pain from imminent placenta delivery." The medical record did not reflect a written order from MD #9 or Resident #13 for Morphine.

A 353 staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse
practitioners and physician assistants were approved as QMPs to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. 8-31-11

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

9-1-11

Education:
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A 353 Continued From page 20 The Nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:46 A.M. reflected "MD #9 in room...Resident #13 remains at bedside to assist in delivery of placenta..." The "Operative Report" dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:22 A.M. reflected, "Name of Procedure: Induction of Labor. 2. Spontaneous vaginal delivery. 3. Delivery of placenta by extraction. Surgeon: MD #9, Assistant: Resident #13...I was called by nursing to be notified of spontaneous vaginal delivery, which they noted too tight nuchal cord delivery at time of delivery of a male fetus with no signs of life. Resident #13 reports placing a cord clamp and then having cord avulsion with minimal amount of tension on the cord. On my arrival, the patient was not hemorrhaging..." Patient #2's medical record dated 06/29/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit (Labor and Delivery) for observation of "leaking/mucus plug." The "Doctor's Notes" timed at 4:00 P.M. reflected an examination that was not signed by any provider. The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 4:35 P.M. reflected, "Exam by: MD #58" and at 6:20 P.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #36." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Patient #4's medical record dated 05/14/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit for observation of "Spotting." The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 5:13 A.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #56." The medical record did not contain a medical

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assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA policy or federal or state law will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure appropriate MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

Changes in the medical staff policy manual discussing the Hospital’s Residency Program (modeled from the ACGME Residency policies) were approved by the corporate medical board. Policies MS 22.3 entitled “Records by House Staff and Supervising Physician” and 23.1.7 “House Staff” approved by the Methodist Health System
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Corporate Medical Board on 8-31-11, outlining

A 353 Continued From page 21 H&P, assessment, progress notes or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Patient #5's medical record dated 06/05/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit for observation The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 6:36 A.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #57." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment, progress notes or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities, property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors...Medical Staff Organization...Hospital Medical Staff...shall...administer its affairs in accordance with the corporate bylaws and policies, including the corporate medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules, and with that System Institution's policies and program requirements...shall approve all appointments...Corporate Medical Board...make recommendations to the Board of Directors on...applications for appointment...privileges...evaluate and monitor quality monitoring and improvement activities and systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care and improving patient care in the system institutions..." The Governing Body Rules and Regulations did not address the requirements for QMP's to perform MSE's for EMC's. Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations: Dated 05/24/11 requires "The Medical Staff is

A 353 faculty oversight of residents’ practice including
assessments, plan of care, and orders is validated by the daily progress note attestation performed by the faculty (attending physician). Orders prescribed by residents are not required to be countersigned by a faculty physician. The attending faculty member’s daily progress note provides documentation and attestation of the supervision and oversight of the resident’s practice. 9-1-11

Medical Staff policies (MS 22.3 and MS 23.1.7) formally approval by Board of Directors.

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A 353 Continued From page 22 responsible for the quality of medical care in the system hospitals...Medical Staff shall be interpreted to mean all duly licensed Physicians, Dentists and Podiatrists holding unlimited licenses who are granted medical staff appointment...House Staff shall mean those physicians who are graduates of a medical school...and are pursuing additional training in a system hospital's medical education program...Clinical Privileges shall be interpreted to mean having the right to render specific diagnostic, therapeutic, medical, dental or surgical services in a system hospital...Appointment to the Medical Staff or the granting of temporary privileges shall be extended only to those professionally competent Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists who meet the qualifications, standards and requirements set forth in these bylaws and policies...each practitioner shall have only such clinical privileges as have been granted by the Board of Directors as recommended by the Medical Staff in accordance with these bylaws ..." The "Medical Staff Policy Manual" dated 05/24/11 requires, "Medical staff appointment is set forth in the bylaws...shall...provide continuous care and supervision of his patient; to abide by the Bylaws, the Policies, the MHS bylaws and all other established standards, policies, and rules of the Medical Staff...and, to participate in fulfilling the requirements for providing emergency care...Degree of Care/Management of Patient by House Staff...The medical record should reflect the involvement of the teaching practitioner in the management of a patient treated by a House Staff Member...House Staff shall not be considered Medical Staff members nor shall the

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A 353 Continued From page 23 term House Staff be considered a category of Medical Staff membership...Medical Records...There shall be evidence in the medical record that the teaching physician has been involved in the management of a patient treated by a member of the House Staff...Progress Notes...Pertinent progress notes should be recorded at the time of observation, sufficient to permit continuity of care...each of the patient's clinical problems should be clearly identified in the progress notes and correlated with specific orders...An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care and shall be incorporated in the patient's hospital record...Each patient's medical record shall be signed by the physician in attendance that is responsible for its clinical accuracy...Emergency Services...the obligations of on-call practitioners...the on-call practitioner must come to the ED when requested by the ED physician, another physician, a nurse...the on-call practitioner shall be physically present in the ED to assist in providing an appropriate MSE, as well as in the ongoing stabilization and treatment of an ED patient...EMC means: a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in: placing the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy...with respect to pregnant woman who is having contractions: there is inadequate time to effect a safe transfer to another hospital before delivery, or the transfer may pose a threat to the health or safety of the woman or the unborn child...Stabilize mean: with respect to EMC, to provide such medical

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A 353 Continued From page 24 treatment of the condition as may be necessary to assure within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual...with respect to an EMC involving a pregnant woman, that the woman has delivered (including the placenta)...Transfer means: the movement (including discharge) of an... "The Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations did not address the requirements for QMP's to perform MSE's for EMC's. The hospital policy "Supervision of Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology" dated February, 2008 requires "L&D...Supervising physicians are required to personally assess all patients admitted to L&D and the antepartum unit...Supervising physicians are required to directly supervise...and must be immediately available for supervision of normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries...Summary...A qualified faculty or attending physician is assigned to supervise all resident activities at all times on all services. There is a supervising physician in the hospital 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The supervising physician should directly or indirectly supervise the residents patient care activities depending upon the type of care and PGY level of the resident." The hospital policy "Specific Duties for Residents" , not dated, requires "PGY 1. The first year resident should know how to manage a normal labor and delivery...recognize both acute and chronic conditions...L&D coverage...with supervision at the end of the year..." The "Resident Physician Agreement" for Resident

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A 353 Continued From page 25 #13 dated 06/24/10 requires "This Resident Physician Agreement is entered into by and between Methodist Hospitals of Dallas...and Resident #13...to participate in MHS Obstetrics/Gynecology GME (graduate medical education) Training Program during the 2010-2011 training year...principal purpose of this agreement is to provide an educational experience for resident, rather than to provide employment for the resident or service to MHS or its medical staff...Performance of Duties. Resident shall participate in safe, effective, and compassionate patient care, under supervision, and commensurate with his/her level of advancement and responsibility..." Resident #13's file did not contain a letter of recommendation from the Medical Staff or letter of appointment from the Governing Board determining any residents as Qualified Medical Personnel (QMP) to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSE's) to determine if an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) exists for patient's that present to the hospital for emergencies. The Obstetrics/Gynecology Department Medical Staff Committee Meeting Minutes dated 05/04/11 reflects, "Documentation and communication between attending OB/GYN and resident...Attending and Residents need to document when the attending is present for the procedure and when the attending leaves the procedure...Stand by deliveries requires staff on call must be present at delivery...MD #7 reminded members of the department who participate in attending staff call, that they (the attending staff supervisor) are responsible for the case and well be held accountable...Residency Report...MD #54

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A 353 Continued From page 26 reemphasized the importance of attending staff call physician's responsibilities as stated by MD #7..." At 8:45 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed Personnel #19, Director of Medical Staff Services. She was asked if the Residents are part of the medical staff and credentialed with privileges. She stated, "No." She verified the hospital policies and procedures and the Medical Staff Rules, Regulations and Bylaws do not allow residents to practice without direct supervision. At 9:30 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed MD #7, Assistant Vice President of the Graduate Medical Education Program. He was asked if he is responsible for the Resident's that practice within the hospital. He stated, "Yes." He was asked what area's the Resident's practice within the hospital. He stated, "We have four core programs, OB, Gynecology (GYN), L&D and OR (operating room). The residents answer consultations in the OB/GYN for emergency or unassigned patient consultations. Our clinic is the Golden Cross Clinic across the street and where our residents practice. Our fellowship is located here in the hospital." He was asked if the residents are paid by the hospital to take call. He stated, "They receive a stipend/salary. They are in training and not independent practitioners and practice under an attending physician. They are employees of Methodist Health System and have a contract." He was asked if the hospital or program has policies and procedures for the residents. He stated, "They practice and are subject to the hospital policies and procedures. "He was asked if the residents are part of the medical staff. He stated, "No they are not

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A 353 Continued From page 27 privileged providers. The work under different levels of supervision which varies to what year they are in. They all have temporary permits to work as residents or students in training." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She verified the above findings and verified the RN's and Medical Residents are not appointed by the Governing Body as QMP's to provide MSE's. A 406 482.23(c)(2) WRITTEN MEDICAL ORDERS FOR DRUGS With the exception of influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines, which may be administered per physician-approved hospital policy after an assessment of contraindications, orders for drugs and biologicals must be documented and signed by a practitioner who is authorized to write orders by hospital policy and in accordance with State law, and who is responsible for the care of the patient as specified under §482.12(c). This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital failed to enforce its policy to ensure drugs were administered upon an order of an authorized physician for 1 of 1 patients (Patient #1) on 04/19/11. The nurse administered a narcotic medication upon a verbal order from a medical resident. The medical resident's order was not written and authenticated by the patients attending physician. Findings Included: Review of Patient #1's medical record reflected
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A 406 The registered nurse accepted and carried out a
verbal order from a resident, however this verbal order was not documented. Residents operate under the supervision of faculty physicians. This supervision is acknowledged through daily progress notes entered by the faculty physician indicating review of assessment and treatment decisions, via review of the patient’s record and resultant attestation. Therefore, the resident was allowed to prescribe the order, however, the resident gave the verbal order and did not document nor authenticate the verbal order. 6-30-11

The registered nurse and the resident were both coached on compliance with the medical center’s policies: MHS #400 Medication Administration and MHS 371 Physician/Allied Health Professional Orders Policy, and verbal order policy which outline the specifics regarding medication orders, verbal and telephone orders and administration of medication.

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A 406 Continued From page 28 the nursing "Maternal Review of Systems" dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:43 A.M. by RN #14, "Morphine Sulfate 6 mg was given SIVP (slow intravenous push)...analgesic medication ordered by Resident #13 and administered to provide relief of pain from imminent placenta delivery." The medical record did not reflect a written or verbal order from MD #9 or Resident #13 for Morphine. Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations: Dated 05/24/11 requires "The Medical Staff is responsible for the quality of medical care in the system hospitals...Medical Staff shall be interpreted to mean all duly licensed Physicians, Dentists and Podiatrists holding unlimited licenses who are granted medical staff appointment...House Staff shall mean those physicians who are graduates of a medical school...and are pursuing additional training in a system hospital's medical education program...Clinical Privileges shall be interpreted to mean having the right to render specific diagnostic, therapeutic, medical, dental or surgical services in a system hospital...Appointment to the Medical Staff or the granting of temporary privileges shall be extended only to those professionally competent Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists who meet the qualifications, standards and requirements set forth in these bylaws and policies...each practitioner shall have only such clinical privileges as have been granted by the Board of Directors as recommended by the Medical Staff in accordance with these bylaws ..." The "Medical Staff Policy Manual" dated 05/24/11 requires, "Degree of Care/Management of Patient

A 406 Failure to follow the medical center’s policies on
medication administration and verbal orders by the involved registered nurse, and all other nursing and clinical staff who are allowed to receive medication orders, will subject staff to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Failure of the resident to follow the medical center’s policies MHS 371 Physician/Allied Health Professional orders and the verbal order policy will result in remedial action as outlined in the Residency program policies.

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Physicians, residents and nursing staff have been reeducated on the proper use and documentation of verbal orders. Nursing staff received education via the computerized education module and individual unit discussions. Medical Staff residents and Allied health professionals received education via fax and email blast and discussion planned at the September general medical staff meeting.

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Changes in the medical staff policy manual discussing the Hospital’s Residency Program (modeled from the ACGME Residency policies) were approved by the corporate medical board. Policies MS 22.3 entitled “Records by House Staff and Supervising Physician” and 23.1.7 “House Staff” approved by the Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board on 8-31-11, outlining faculty oversight of residents’ practice including assessments, plan of care, and orders is validated by the daily progress note attestation performed by the faculty (attending physician). Orders prescribed by residents are not required
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A 406 Continued From page 29 by House Staff...The medical record should reflect the involvement of the teaching practitioner in the management of a patient treated by a House Staff Member...House Staff shall not be considered Medical Staff members nor shall the term House Staff be considered a category of Medical Staff membership...Pertinent progress notes should be recorded at the time of observation, sufficient to permit continuity of care ...each of the patient's clinical problems should be clearly identified in the progress notes and correlated with specific orders...Authentication of Routine Order. A medical staff member's routine orders...shall be reproduced in detail on the order sheet of the patient's record, dated, timed, and signed by the staff member...Medical Records...There shall be evidence in the medical record that the teaching physician has been involved in the management of a patient treated by a member of the House Staff...Each patient's medical record shall be signed by the physician in attendance that is responsible for its clinical accuracy...All orders for treatment shall be in writing...and signed by the person to whom dictated with the name of the Medical Staff member...the ordering or attending practitioner, or any physician with like privileges participating in the patient's care shall authenticate the orders based upon Federal and State law..." The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires " To ensure a complete legal medical record ...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record, Orders (PA, CRNA, and midwife only), Progress notes...All orders,

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attending faculty member’s daily progress note provides documentation and attestation of the supervision and oversight of the resident’s practice. 9-1-11

Medical Staff policies (MS 22.3 and MS 23.1.7) formally approval by Board of Directors.

Compliance Monitoring:
Daily audits implemented to ensure compliance with documentation of verbal and telephone orders. Audits include medical record review and comparison of medications dispensed from the Omnicell in Labor & Delivery on orders to ensure all verbal/telephone orders are appropriately prescribed and documented upon receipt. Noncompliance will be reported daily to nursing and physician leadership for immediate followup and action. Aggregation of compliance data will be performed with a report submitted to the Medical Staff Quality Council and the Patient Safety Committee on a monthly basis and the Board of Directors Quality Review Committee on a bi-monthly basis.

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A 406 Continued From page 30 including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and signed by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner involved in the care of the patient...All verbal orders must be signed, dated, and timed within 48 hours...Nursing documentation, including but not limited to nursing assessment, medication reconciliation...interventions are required ...Is not limited to but may include other components for inclusion or monitoring as deemed necessary..." The hospital policy "Job Description - Staff Nurse" not dated requires "The RN...follows hospital's policies and procedures...follows scope of practice and legal consequences...Implementing clinical and technical aspects of care and physician's orders in compliance with standards of practices and standards of care...Provides a therapeutic environment through safe, accurate, and timely medication and IV administration ...verifying or rectifying patient medication record...completing documentation on correct forms...Medication Administration Record (MAR)...Completing consistently all parts of the documentation system...Knowledgeable about hospital policies, procedures, and nursing care standards and utilizes these when providing nursing care... " The hospital policy "Medication Handling and Administration" dated 02/28/11 requires "Verbal or telephone orders should be clarified by the person taking the order..." The policy did not address Medical Resident's giving verbal medication orders or the RN taking verbal medication orders from a Resident. The hospital policy "Supervision of Residents in

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A 406 Continued From page 31 Obstetrics and Gynecology" dated February, 2008 requires "L&D...Supervising physicians are required to personally assess all patients admitted to L&D and the antepartum unit...Supervising physicians are required to directly supervise...and must be immediately available for supervision of normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries...Summary...A qualified faculty or attending physician is assigned to supervise all resident activities at all times on all services. There is a supervising physician in the hospital 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The supervising physician should directly or indirectly supervise the residents patient care activities depending upon the type of care and PGY level of the resident." At 8:45 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed Personnel #19, Director of Medical Staff Services. She was asked if the Residents are part of the medical staff and credentialed with privileges. She stated, "No." She verified the hospital policies and procedures and the Medical Staff Rules, Regulations and Bylaws do not allow residents to practice without direct supervision. At 9:30 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed MD #7, Assistant Vice President of the Graduate Medical Education Program. He was asked if the hospital or program has policies and procedures for the residents. He stated, "They practice and are subject to the hospital policies and procedures." He was asked if the residents are part of the medical staff. He stated, "No they are not privileged providers. The work under different levels of supervision which varies to what year they are in. They all have temporary permits to work as residents or students in

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A 406 Continued From page 32 training." At 1:30 P.M. on 07/01/11 Resident #13 was interviewed. He was asked to the review the medical record of Patient #1. He was asked if he documented anything in the medical record regarding his practice or findings on Patient #1. He stated, "No." He was asked if he wrote an order for Morphine Sulfate to be given to Patient #1. He stated, "No." At 2:45 P.M. on 07/05/11 RN #14 was interviewed via telephone. She was asked if she was Patient #1's primary nurse. She stated "Yes." She was asked if Resident #13 was present during the delivery. She stated, "No. He was called and present after the delivery and helped deliver the placenta." She was asked if she received a verbal order from Resident #13 to give 6 mg of Morphine IV to Patient #1. She stated, "Yes." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She was asked to review the medical record of Patient #1. She was asked if the medical record contained a physician order for Morphine Sulfate. She stated, " No. It does not. " She then verified Patient #1 received 6 mg of Morphine IV upon a verbal order from a Medical Resident without a physician order. She was asked if the hospital's policies and procedures were followed for nursing accepting medication orders from someone other than credentialed medical staff. She stated, "No." A 431 482.24 MEDICAL RECORD SERVICES The hospital must have a medical record service that has administrative responsibility for medical records. A medical record must be maintained
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A 431 Continued From page 33 for every individual evaluated or treated in the hospital. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews the hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Findings Included: 1) All medical record entries were either not complete, dated, timed or authenticated by the provider. Cross refer: A0450, A0454 and A0457 2) All medical records did not contain a medical history and physical examination completed for each patient. Cross refer: A0458 3) All informed consents for procedures and treatments were not properly executed. Cross refer: A0466

A 431 Medical Record Entries

Education:
Medical and Hospital staff has been provided education/reminders regarding the requirement to date/time and sign and authenticate all Medical Record entries. Education provided to medical staff, residents and Allied Health Professionals via email and fax blast and planned discussion at the September meeting of the general medical staff. Hospital staff were educated via computerized education module regarding dating, timing of all entries.

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Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits reviewing for presence of date, time of entry was started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. This process includes auditing for presence of verbal order authentication within 48 hours of order receipt. Aggregated reports are provided to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. Pursuant to MHS policy 371 “Physician and Allied Health Professional A 450 Orders” appropriate corrective action will be taken for non-compliance. Aggregated data outcomes of compliance regarding verbal order authentication and medical record completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council on September 2, 2011. Ongoing reporting will be presented at the monthly Medical Staff Quality Council and the bi-monthly Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board.

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A 450 482.24(c)(1) MEDICAL RECORD SERVICES All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided, consistent with hospital policies and procedures. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from
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A 431 Continued From page 33 for every individual evaluated or treated in the hospital. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews the hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Findings Included: 1) All medical record entries were either not complete, dated, timed or authenticated by the provider. Cross refer: A0450, A0454 and A0457 2) All medical records did not contain a medical history and physical examination completed for each patient. Cross refer: A0458 3) All informed consents for procedures and treatments were not properly executed. Cross refer: A0466

A 431 History and Physicals
The MHS 371 – History and Physicals policy was revised to more clearly state that history and physicals are not required for outpatient clinic visits. MHS 371’s revisions were approved by the Medical Executive Committee. 9-10-11

The MHS 163 Medical Record Documentation policy was revised to clarify requirements related to counter signatures of resident documentation, Residents participating in any Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program sponsored by MHS may write/enter orders on patients for whom they are participating in their care under supervision of the attending or treating physician. These orders may be implemented without the co-signature of the attending or treating physician. The attending or treating physician shall attest every 24 hours to the care provided by the resident, including review of previous orders by the resident as approved by the Corporate Medical Board, August 31, 2011.

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A 450 Medical Staff Policy 22.3 entitled, “Records by
House Staff was revised and Medical Staff Policy 23.1.7 entitled, “House Staff” was established to address expectations and authority related to resident and attending documentation. These were approved by the Corporate Medical Board on August 31, 2011 and the Board of Directors on September 1, 2011.

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Education:
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A 431 Continued From page 33 for every individual evaluated or treated in the hospital. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews the hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Findings Included: 1) All medical record entries were either not complete, dated, timed or authenticated by the provider. Cross refer: A0450, A0454 and A0457 2) All medical records did not contain a medical history and physical examination completed for each patient. Cross refer: A0458 3) All informed consents for procedures and treatments were not properly executed. Cross refer: A0466

A 431 education was provided through email and blast
fax to physicians. RNs were educated via computer based education training. Medical records will be a topic at the general medical staff meeting.

vs. inpatient or observation patients. The

Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits including review of history and physicals (H&P) were started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. The reports are provided daily to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. Medical staff action related to non-compliance will follow established peer review functions. The information will be used in decisions at reappointment of medical staff members. In addition, aggregated data regarding concurrent chart completeness will be reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council. 9-10-11

Informed Consent Education:
A 450 Education was provided to nursing staff on the
following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS 210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient Admission and Treatment via computerized education module and unit discussions. Registered nursing staff were reminded to perform a “hard stop” process of ceasing procedure activity (holding the line) until the informed consent documentation is obtained (emergency procedures exempted) with this requirement included in education provided. Nursing personnel failing to ensure the informed consent is documented appropriately prior to
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A 450 482.24(c)(1) MEDICAL RECORD SERVICES All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided, consistent with hospital policies and procedures. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from
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A 431 Continued From page 33 for every individual evaluated or treated in the hospital. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews the hospital failed to adequately maintain a medical record for every individual that presented to the hospital for inpatient and outpatient treatment. Findings Included: 1) All medical record entries were either not complete, dated, timed or authenticated by the provider. Cross refer: A0450, A0454 and A0457 2) All medical records did not contain a medical history and physical examination completed for each patient. Cross refer: A0458 3) All informed consents for procedures and treatments were not properly executed. Cross refer: A0466

A 431 procedure will be subject to the organization’s

disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Education was provided to physicians and allied health professionals via email and fax blast on the following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS 210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient Admission and Treatment. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent daily audits implemented using the audit tool and nursing observation to better ensure compliance with informed consent policies and process. Noncompliance will be reported daily to nursing and physician leadership for appropriate action. Aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the governing board bimonthly. Any medical staff failure to follow the process will be investigated with appropriate follow up action to be addressed, if appropriate, through the medical staff peer review processes.

A 450 482.24(c)(1) MEDICAL RECORD SERVICES All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided, consistent with hospital policies and procedures. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from
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A 431

Multiple actions have been taken to improve

A 450 482.24(c)(1) MEDICAL RECORD SERVICES All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed, and authenticated in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided, consistent with hospital policies and procedures. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from
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A 450 compliance with Hospital policies related to
complete medical records. The “Authorization to Release Information” form was updated in June, 2011 with a time field. On August 30-31 all Consent for Treatment and Authorization to Release Information forms found without the June update were discarded. Registration staff has received information regarding the requirement to date, time and sign/witness all consent forms. In addition, the Registration training manual has been revised to emphasize the need for time entry requirements.
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A 450 Continued From page 34 04/18/11 to 06/29/11 were not complete in that each medical record entry was not dated, timed, signed and/or contained the required documentation by the person responsible for providing hospital services for these patients. Findings Included: The "Authorization To Release Information, Financial Agreements and Patient Rights" witness signatures were not dated and/or timed for the following patients: Patient #1 - Witness signature dated 04/18/11 was not timed. Patient #2 - Witness signature dated 06/29/11 was not timed. Patient #3 - Witness signature dated 05/04/11 was not timed. Patient #5 - Witness signature dated 06/05/11 was not timed. The "Request for Restriction of Information" witness and/or nursing supervisor signatures were not dated, timed and/or completed for the following patients: Patient #1 - The witness signature dated 06/29/11 was not timed and the signature of the nursing supervisor was incomplete. Patient #2 - The witness signature dated 06/29/11 was not timed and the signature of the nursing supervisor was incomplete. Patient #3 - The witness signature dated 05/04/11 was not timed and the signature of the nursing supervisor was incomplete.

A 450 The “Restriction of Information” form was
updated in July 2011 with a time field. On August 30-31 all Restriction of Information forms found without the July update were discarded. Registration staff has received information regarding the requirement to date, time and sign/witness all consent forms and have signed attestation forms indicating that they have received and understand the requirements as of August 31. In addition, the Registration training manual has been revised to emphasize the need for time entry requirements.

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The process for completion of the “Restriction of Information” form including the need to have the nursing supervisor sign for those forms when the patient indicates desire to restrict information has been reviewed with the Registration staff. The Registration staff has signed attestation forms indicating that they have received and understand the process and requirements as of August 31.

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Compliance Monitoring:
Registration managers are conducting daily audits of registrations for the Main, L&D Admitting, Outpatient and Emergency Room Registration areas. The audit will review completion of data elements required on each form. The audit results will be reported to the Senior Vice President responsible for patient access. Aggregated results will be reported monthly to Quality Council and to the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

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A 450 Continued From page 35 Patient #4 - The witness signature dated 05/14/11 was not timed and the signature of the nursing supervisor was incomplete. Patient #5 - The witness signature dated 06/05/11 was not timed and the signature of the nursing supervisor was incomplete. The "Consent to Inpatient and/or Outpatient Admission and Treatment" provider/nurse signatures were not dated and/or timed for the following patients: Patient #4 - The witness signature dated 05/14/11 was not timed. The "Doctors Orders" physician, provider and/or nurse signatures were not dated and/or timed for the following patients: Patient #1 - The "MDMC Labor and Delivery Initial Orders" dated 04/18/11 nursing telephone order did not contain a time and the physician signature did not contain a time. The "Referral Order Screens" did not contain a nurse signature time. The "Thrombosis Risk Assessment and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis" physician order sheet, not dated, did not contain a physician signature. The "Inpatient Pneumoccoccal/Influenza Immunization Orders" sheet nurse signature did not contain a date or time. Patient #2 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/29/11 contained 3 separate entries (3:40 P.M., 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.) which were not individually dated. The 3:40 entry contained two orders that was not signed by a physician or nurse. The 4:30 physician signature was dated or

A 450 Education:
Medical staff has received reminders of the need to date, time and provide legible signatures on all chart entries via email, blast faxes and reminders in department meetings August 2011. Hospital staff will receive education via computerized education module regarding the need to date, time and sign all chart entries by September 10, 2011. The medical staff has received reminders of the requirements of obtaining informed consent, the need to date, time and sign the attestation to that effect on consents prior to procedures. Nursing staff has received education on witnessing signatures on consent forms via computer based education training.

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Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits including review of appropriate date, time, signature entries and completion of consent forms were started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. The reports are provided at least weekly to the Hospital president, senior vice president responsible for registration and medical staff department chairs. The information will be used for medical staff performance monitoring. Results of audits will be shared with staff and in accordance with MHS HR 347 Performance Conduct policy, appropriate corrective action will be taken for noncompliance. In addition, aggregated data regarding concurrent chart completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council on September 2, 2011 and will be reported on an ongoing basis.
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A 450 Continued From page 36 timed. The 6:30 entry to discharge home was signed by Resident #36 but not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #3 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/04/11 contained 2 separate entries (2:45 P.M. and 4:10 P.M.) which were not individually dated. The 2:45 P.M. physician signature for authentication of a telephone order (TO) was not dated or timed. Patient #4 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/14/11 contained 2 separate entries (5:10 A.M. and 5:20 A.M.) which were signed and not timed or dated by Resident #56. The residents signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #5 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/05/11 contained 2 separate entries (6:00 A.M. and 6:50 A.M.) which were signed by Resident #57 was incomplete in that the signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. The "Doctors Notes" physician, provider and/or nurse signatures were not dated and/or timed for the following patients: Patient #2 - The entry timed at 4:00 P.M. did not contain a physician attending signature. Patient #3 - Was incomplete in that it did not not contain any physician notes. The attending physician signed the incomplete notes with a principal diagnosis with no date or time. Patient #4 - Was incomplete in that it did not

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A 450 Continued From page 37 contain any physician notes. The attending physician signed the incomplete notes with a principal diagnosis with no date or time. Patient #5 - Was incomplete in that it did not contain any physician notes or an attending physician signature. The "Progress Record" provider and/or nurse signatures were not dated and/or timed: Patient #1 The nurse signature dated 04/19/11 was not timed. The RN Bereavement Coordinator dated 04/19/11 was not timed. The "Notification to Physician of Pressure Ulcer Progress Record" were incomplete in that the physician signature was missing. Patient #1 - The notification for 04/18/11 and 04/19/11 was missing the physician signature. The "Shift Totals for Intake and Output" did not contain a date or signature for each entry. Patient #1 - The entries for 8:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. were not signed and dated. The "Birth Certificate Data Sheet" nurse signatures were not timed: Patient #1 - The nurse signature dated 04/19/11 was not timed. The "Home and Discharge Medication List" nurse signatures were not timed: Patient #1 - The nurse signature dated 04/19/11 was not timed.

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A 450 Continued From page 38 The "Discharge Instructions" nurse and patient signatures were not dated and/or timed: Patient #2 - The nurse and patient signature dated 06/29/11 was not timed. Patient #3 - The nurse and patient signature dated 05/04/11 was not timed. Patient #4 - The nurse and patient signature dated 05/14/11 was not timed. Patient #5 - The nurse and patient signature dated 06/05/11 was not timed. The "Disclosure and Consent for Medical, Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures" for Anesthesia was incomplete and/or signatures were not dated or timed. Patient #1 - The request for treatment by the physician contained the department "ACD" (Anesthesia Care Department) instead of an individual physician's name. The physician signature was not dated or timed. The "Disclosure and Consent for Medical, Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures" for Vaginal Delivery was incomplete and/or signatures were not dated or timed. Patient #1 - The consent was incomplete in that the planned and completed procedure was Induction of Labor for Intrauterine Fetal Demise with Cytotec. The physician signature was not dated or timed. The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service

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A 450 Continued From page 39 provided...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record, Orders (PA, CRNA, and midwife only), Progress notes...ED documentation will be authenticated by the responsible physician including but not limited to ED Record and physician orders. An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care...A properly executed informed consent form for the operation/procedure must be in the patient's chart before surgery...All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and signed by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner involved in the care of the patient...All verbal orders must be signed, dated, and timed within 48 hours...Nursing documentation, including but not limited to nursing assessment, medication reconciliation ..interventions are required...Is not limited to but may include other components for inclusion or monitoring as deemed necessary..." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She confirmed the hospital policies and procedures were not followed for the correct completion, dating and timing of the medical records.

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A 454 482.24(c)(1) ORDERS DATED AND SIGNED (i) All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and authenticated promptly by the ordering practitioner, except as noted in paragraph (c)(1)(ii) of this section. (ii) For the 5 year period following January 26, 2007, all orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and authenticated by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner who is
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A 454 Continued From page 40 responsible for the care of the patient as specified under §482.12(c) and authorized to write orders by hospital policy in accordance with State law. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from 04/18/11 to 06/29/11 were not complete in that each physician order was not dated, timed, signed and/or authenticated by the ordering practitioner responsible for providing hospital services for these patients. Findings included: The "Doctors Orders" physician, provider and/or nurse signatures were not dated and/or timed for the following patients: Patient #1 - The "MDMC Labor and Delivery Initial Orders" dated 04/18/11 nursing telephone order did not contain a time and the physician signature did not contain a time. The "Referral Order Screens" did not contain a nurse signature time. The "Thrombosis Risk Assessment and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis" physician order sheet, not dated, did not contain a physician signature. The "Inpatient Pneumoccoccal/Influenza Immunization Orders" sheet nurse signature did not contain a date or time. Patient #2 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/29/11 contained 3 separate entries (3:40 P.M., 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.) which were not individually dated. The 3:40 entry contained two orders that was not signed by a physician or

A 454 sponsored by MHS may write/enter orders on
patients for whom they are participating in their care under supervision of the attending or treating physician. These orders may be implemented without the co-signature of the attending or treating physician. The attending or treating physician shall attest every 24 hours to the care provided by the resident, including review of previous orders by the resident as approved by the Corporate Medical Board, August 31, 2011. 9-1-11

Medical Staff Policy 22.3 entitled, “Records by House Staff was revised and Medical Staff Policy 23.1.7 entitled, “House Staff” was established to address expectations and authority related to resident and attending documentation. These were approved by the Corporate Medical Board on August 31, 2011 and the Board of Directors on September 1, 2011.

Dating, Timing and Signing of Orders Education:
Medical staff has received reminders of the need to date, time and provide legible signatures on all chart entries via email, blast faxes and reminders in department meetings August 2011. Hospital staff will receive education via computerized education module regarding the need to date, time and sign all chart entries by September 10, 2011.

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Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits including review of appropriate date, time, and signature entries

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A 454 Continued From page 41 nurse. The 4:30 physician signature was dated or timed. The 6:30 entry to discharge home was signed by Resident #36 but not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #3 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/04/11 contained 2 separate entries (2:45 P.M. and 4:10 P.M.) which were not individually dated. The 2:45 P.M. physician signature for authentication of a telephone order (TO) was not dated or timed. Patient #4 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/14/11 contained 2 separate entries (5:10 A.M. and 5:20 A.M.) which were signed and not timed or dated by Resident #56. The residents signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #5 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/05/11 contained 2 separate entries (6:00 A.M. and 6:50 A.M.) which were signed by Resident #57 was incomplete in that the signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff.

A 454 were started the week of August 22nd moving
from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. The reports are provided at least weekly to the Hospital president, senior vice president responsible for registration and medical staff department chairs. The information will be used for medical staff performance monitoring. Results of audits will be shared with staff and in accordance with MHS HR 347 Performance Conduct policy, appropriate corrective action will be taken for non-compliance. In addition, aggregated data regarding concurrent chart completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council on September 2, 2011 and will be reported on an ongoing basis. 9-10-11

Dating and Signing of Entries Education:
Medical and Hospital staff has been provided education/reminders regarding the requirement to date/time and sign all Medical Record entries. Education provided to medical staff, residents and Allied Health Professionals were educated via email and fax blast and planned discussion at the September meeting of the general medical staff. Hospital staff were educated via computerized education module regarding dating, timing of all entries.

The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record,

Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits reviewing for presence of date, time of entry was started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. This process includes auditing for presence of verbal order authentication within 48
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A 454 Continued From page 41 nurse. The 4:30 physician signature was dated or timed. The 6:30 entry to discharge home was signed by Resident #36 but not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #3 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/04/11 contained 2 separate entries (2:45 P.M. and 4:10 P.M.) which were not individually dated. The 2:45 P.M. physician signature for authentication of a telephone order (TO) was not dated or timed. Patient #4 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/14/11 contained 2 separate entries (5:10 A.M. and 5:20 A.M.) which were signed and not timed or dated by Resident #56. The residents signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff. Patient #5 - The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/05/11 contained 2 separate entries (6:00 A.M. and 6:50 A.M.) which were signed by Resident #57 was incomplete in that the signatures were not validated or co-signed by a member of the medical staff.

A 454 hours of order receipt. Aggregated reports are

provided to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. Pursuant to MHS policy 371 “Physician and Allied Health Professional Orders” appropriate corrective action will be taken for non-compliance including reporting for physician performance profiling. Aggregated data outcomes of compliance regarding verbal order authentication and medical record completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council on September 2, 2011. Ongoing reporting will be presented at the monthly Medical Staff Quality Council and the bi-monthly Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board.

The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record,

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A 454 Continued From page 42 Orders (PA, CRNA, and midwife only), Progress notes...ED documentation will be authenticated by the responsible physician including but not limited to ED Record and physician orders. An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care...A properly executed informed consent form for the operation/procedure must be in the patient's chart before surgery...All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and signed by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner involved in the care of the patient...All verbal orders must be signed, dated, and timed within 48 hours...Nursing documentation, including but not limited to nursing assessment, medication reconciliation ..interventions are required...Is not limited to but may include other components for inclusion or monitoring as deemed necessary..." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She confirmed the hospital policies and procedures were not followed for the correct completion, dating and timing of the medical records. A 457 482.24(c)(1)(iii) VERBAL ORDERS AUTHENTICATED BASED ON LAW All verbal orders must be authenticated based upon Federal and State law. If there is no State law that designates a specific timeframe for the authentication of verbal orders, verbal orders must be authenticated within 48 hours. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 5 of 5 Patients (Patient # 1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from 04/18/11 to 06/29/11 were not complete in that
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A 457 Education:
Medical staff has been provided education/ reminders regarding the requirement to date/time and sign all Medical Record entries and to authenticate all verbal orders within 48 hours. Education provided to medical staff, residents and Allied Health Professionals were educated via email and fax blast and planned discussion at the September meeting of the general medical staff.

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A 457 Continued From page 43 each physician verbal and/or telephone order was not authenticated within 48 hours by the ordering practitioner responsible for providing hospital services for these patients. Findings Included: Patient #1 The "Doctor Orders" sheet dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:54 A.M. contained a telephone order from MD #9 for "Discontinue Acetaminophen (pain and fever reducer), Ancef (antibiotic) 2 gram IV (intravenous) x 1 dose only." It was electronically signed by MD #9 on 05/18/11 at 12:14 P.M. The "Doctor Orders" sheet dated 04/19/11 timed at 3:30 P.M. contained a telephone order from MD #9 for "Patient is allowed to do whatever form of testing - genetic testing/autopsy - that she wants." It was electronically signed by MD #9 on 05/18/11 at 12:14 P.M. The "Doctor Orders" sheet dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:10 P.M. contained a telephone order from MD #9 for "Rh Immune Globin studies stat (blood test for antibodies, immediately)." It was electronically signed by MD #9 on 05/18/11 at 12:14 P.M. The "Doctor Orders" sheet dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:30 P.M. contained an order written by PA #16 for "Discharge to home, Follow-up with MD #9." It was electronically signed by MD #9 on 05/18/11 at 12:14 P.M. The "Doctor Orders" sheet dated 04/19/11 timed at 4:45 P.M. contained a telephone order from MD #9 for "Rhogam x 1 dose now (medication to

A 457 Compliance Monitoring:
Concurrent, daily chart audits reviewing for presence of date, time of entry was started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. This process includes auditing for presence of verbal order authentication within 48 hours of order receipt. Aggregated reports are provided to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. Pursuant to MHS policy 371 “Physician and Allied Health Professional Orders” appropriate corrective action will be taken for non-compliance including reporting for physician performance profiling. Aggregated data outcomes of compliance regarding verbal order authentication and medical record completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council on September 2, 2011. Ongoing reporting will be presented at the monthly Medical Staff Quality Council and the bi-monthly Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board.

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A 457 Continued From page 44 treat blood Rh incompatibility)." It was electronically signed by MD #9 on 05/18/11 at 12:14 P.M. Patient #2 The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/29/11 timed at 6:30 P.M. contained an order by Resident #36 for "OK to discharge home." The order was not signed or validated by a member of the medical staff. Patient #3 The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/04/11 timed at 2:45 P.M. contained a telephone order from MD #43 for "Admit for observation of rule out labor, Electronic fetal monitoring, Recheck cx (cervix) in one hour. If < 5 cm (centimeters), D/C (discharge) home with labor warnings." The order was not dated and timed for validation by the MD within 48 hours. Patient #4 The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/14/11 timed at 5:10 A.M. contained an order by Resident #56 for "Admit for observation of spotting." The order was not signed or validated by a member of the medical staff. The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 05/14/11 timed at 5:20 A.M. contained an order by Resident #56 for "D/C home with labor precautions." The order was not signed or validated by a member of the medical staff. Patient #5 The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/05/11 timed at 6:00 A.M. contained an incomplete order by Resident #57 for "Admit for observation of ___

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A 457 Continued From page 45 (left blank)." The order was not signed or validated by a member of the medical staff. The "Doctor Order" sheet dated 06/15/11 timed at 6:50 A.M. contained an incomplete order by Resident #57 for "D/C home." The order was not signed or validated by a member of the medical staff. The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record, Orders (PA, CRNA, and midwife only), Progress notes...ED documentation will be authenticated by the responsible physician including but not limited to ED Record and physician orders. An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care...A properly executed informed consent form for the operation/procedure must be in the patient's chart before surgery...All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and signed by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner involved in the care of the patient...All verbal orders must be signed, dated, and timed within 48 hours...Nursing documentation, including but not limited to nursing assessment, medication reconciliation ..interventions are required...Is not limited to but may include other components for inclusion or monitoring as deemed necessary..."

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A 457 Continued From page 46 At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She confirmed the hospital policies and procedures were not followed for the validation of orders by the admitting physician or member of the medical staff. A 458 482.24(c)(2) CONTENT OF RECORD All records must document the following, as appropriate: (i) Evidence of-(A) A medical history and physical examination completed and documented no more than 30 days before or 24 hours after admission or registration, but prior to surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia services. The medical history and physical examination must be placed in the patient's medical record within 24 hours after admission or registration, but prior to surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia services. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on review of records and interview, the medical records of 4 of 5 Patients (Patient #2, #3, #4 and #5 ) treated in the hospital from 04/18/11 to 06/29/11 did not contain documented evidence that a medical history and physical examination (H&P) was completed for each patient seen or treated in the hospital by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Findings Included: Patient #2's medical record dated 06/29/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit (Labor and Delivery) for observation of "leaking/mucus plug." The "Doctor's Notes" timed at 4:00 P.M. reflected

A 457

A 458 Multiple actions have been taken to improve
compliance with Hospital policies related to complete medical records. Concurrent, daily chart audits including review of history and physicals (H&P) were started the week of August 22nd moving from 50% of charts audited to 100% of charts audited the week of August 29th. The reports are provided daily to the Hospital president and medical staff department chairs. The information will be used in decisions at reappointment of medical staff members. In addition, aggregated data regarding concurrent chart completeness was reported at the Medical Staff Quality Council. The MHS 371 – History and Physicals policy was revised to more clearly state that history and physicals are not needed for outpatient clinic visits. MHS 371’s revisions were approved by the Medical Executive Committee. The MHS 163 Medical Record Documentation policy was revised to clarify requirements related to counter signatures of resident documentation, Residents participating in any Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education program sponsored by MHS may write/enter orders on patients for whom they are participating in their care under supervision of the attending or
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A 458 Continued From page 47 an examination that was not signed. The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 4:35 P.M. reflected, "Exam by: MD #58" and at 6:20 P.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #36." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Patient #3's medical record dated 05/04/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit for observation of "R/O (rule out) labor." The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 3:49 P.M. reflected, "Exam by: MD #43." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment, progress notes or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Patient #4's medical record dated 05/14/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit for observation of "Spotting." The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 5:13 A.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #56." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment, progress notes or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff. Patient #5's medical record dated 06/05/11 reflected the patient was admitted to the L&D Unit for observation The nursing "OB Triage" notes timed at 6:36 A.M. reflected, "Exam by: Resident #57." The medical record did not contain a medical H&P, assessment, progress notes or discharge summary documented by a physician who is a member of the medical staff.

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treating physician. These orders may be implemented without the co-signature of the attending or treating physician. The attending or treating physician shall attest every 24 hours to the care provided by the resident, including review of previous orders by the resident as approved by the Corporate Medical Board, August 31, 2011. Medical Staff Policy 22.3 entitled, “Records by House Staff was revised and Medical Staff Policy 23.1.7 entitled, “House Staff” was established to address expectations and authority related to resident and attending documentation. These were approved by the Corporate Medical Board on August 31, 2011 and the Board of Directors on September 1, 2011. 9-1-11

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Continue with daily audits of medical records for H&Ps. Reports will be provided daily to Hospital president and medical staff leaders. Medical staff action related to non-compliance will follow established peer review functions. The aggregated data will be reported monthly to the Quality Council with the first report provided 9/2/11.

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A 458 Continued From page 48 The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided...Documentation completed by non-medical staff members must be countersigned by the responsible physician for the following: All dictated reports, ED record, Orders (PA, CRNA, and midwife only), Progress notes...documentation will be authenticated by the responsible physician including but not limited to ED Record and physician orders. An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient...All orders, including verbal orders, must be dated, timed, and signed by the ordering practitioner or another practitioner involved in the care of the patient..." The Obstetrics/Gynecology Department Medical Staff Committee Meeting Minutes dated 05/04/11 reflects, "Documentation and communication between attending OB/GYN and resident...Attending and Residents need to document when the attending is present for the procedure and when the attending leaves the procedure...Stand by deliveries requires staff on call must be present at delivery...MD #7 reminded members of the department who participate in attending staff call, that they (the attending staff supervisor) are responsible for the case and well be held accountable...Residency Report...MD #54 reemphasized the importance of attending staff call physician's responsibilities as stated by MD #7..."

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A 458 Continued From page 49 Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations: Dated 05/24/11 requires "The Medical Staff is responsible for the quality of medical care in the system hospitals...Medical Staff shall be interpreted to mean all duly licensed Physicians, Dentists and Podiatrists holding unlimited licenses who are granted medical staff appointment...House Staff shall mean those physicians who are graduates of a medical school...and are pursuing additional training in a system hospital's medical education program...Clinical Privileges shall be interpreted to mean having the right to render specific diagnostic, therapeutic, medical, dental or surgical services in a system hospital...Appointment to the Medical Staff or the granting of temporary privileges shall be extended only to those professionally competent Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists who meet the qualifications, standards and requirements set forth in these bylaws and policies...each practitioner shall have only such clinical privileges as have been granted by the Board of Directors as recommended by the Medical Staff in accordance with these bylaws ..." The "Medical Staff Policy Manual" dated 05/24/11 requires, "Medical staff appointment is set forth in the bylaws...shall...provide continuous care and supervision of his patient; to abide by the Bylaws, the Policies, the MHS bylaws and all other established standards, policies, and rules of the Medical Staff...and, to participate in fulfilling the requirements for providing emergency care...Degree of Care/Management of Patient by House Staff...The medical record should reflect the involvement of the teaching practitioner in the management of a patient treated by a House

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A 458 Continued From page 50 Staff Member...House Staff shall not be considered Medical Staff members nor shall the term House Staff be considered a category of Medical Staff membership...Medical Records...There shall be evidence in the medical record that the teaching physician has been involved in the management of a patient treated by a member of the House Staff...Progress Notes...Pertinent progress notes should be recorded at the time of observation, sufficient to permit continuity of care...each of the patient's clinical problems should be clearly identified in the progress notes and correlated with specific orders...An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care and shall be incorporated in the patient's hospital record...Each patient's medical record shall be signed by the physician in attendance that is responsible for its clinical accuracy..." The hospital policy "Supervision of Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology" dated February, 2008 requires "L&D...Supervising physicians are required to personally assess all patients admitted to L&D and the antepartum unit...Supervising physicians are required to directly supervise...and must be immediately available for supervision of normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries...Summary...A qualified faculty or attending physician is assigned to supervise all resident activities at all times on all services. There is a supervising physician in the hospital 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The supervising physician should directly or indirectly supervise the residents patient care activities depending upon the type of care and PGY level of the resident."

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A 458 Continued From page 51 At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She confirmed the medical records did not contain the required medical history and physical examination documentation performed by a member of the hospital's medical staff. A 466 482.24(c)(2)(v) CONTENT OF RECORD INFORMED CONSENT [All records must document the following, as appropriate:] Properly executed informed consent forms for procedures and treatments specified by the medical staff, or by Federal or State law if applicable, to require written patient consent. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on interview and record review, the hospital failed to ensure properly executed informed consents for 1 of 1 patient (Patient #1) who underwent a medical procedure on 04/19/11. The consents for medical procedures did not contain the name of the provider and/or correct intended procedure. The consents were not dated or timed by the physician and witnessed by the RN without the physician being present. Findings Included: Review of Patient #1's medical record dated 04/18/11 reflected Patient #1 was admitted for induction of labor for fetal demise under the care of MD #9. The "Disclosure and Consent" dated 04/18/11 timed at 4:16 P.M. reflected a voluntary consent for "Dr. ACD (Anesthesia Care Department)" to

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A 466 Education:
Education was provided to nursing staff on the following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS 210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient Admission and Treatment via computerized education module and unit discussions. Registered nursing staff were reminded to perform a “hard stop” process of ceasing procedure activity (holding the line) until the informed consent documentation is obtained (emergency procedures exempted) with this requirement included in education provided. Nursing personnel failing to ensure the informed consent is documented appropriately prior to procedure will be subject to the organization’s disciplinary process pursuant to MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “performance conduct”. Education was provided to physicians and allied health professionals via email and fax blast on the following policies: MHS 165 Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities and MHS 210 Consent to Inpatient and or Outpatient Admission and Treatment.

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A 466 Continued From page 52 perform "spinal or epidural anesthesia" and was witnessed by RN #10. MD #9 signed the consent without dating or timing the consent form. The medical record reflected MD #9 was not present in the hospital at the time the Disclosure and Consent was obtained by the nurse. The "Disclosure and Consent" dated 04/18/11 timed at 4:20 P.M. reflected a consent for MD #9 to perform a planned procedure for "vaginal delivery, possible episiotomy, possible use of forceps or use of Vacuum and possible Cesarean Section." The form was witnessed by RN #10. The physician, MD #9 signed the consent form without dating or timing the consent. The consent did not reflect the intended procedure of Induction of Labor with Cytotec. The medical record reflected MD #9 was not present in the hospital at the time the Disclosure and Consent was obtained by the nurse. The hospital policy "Medical Record Documentation" dated 06/30/11 requires "To ensure a complete legal medical record...All patient medical record entries must be legible, complete, dated, timed and signed in written or electronic form by the person responsible for providing or evaluating the service provided...A properly executed informed consent form for the operation/procedure must be in the patient's chart before surgery..." The hospital policy "Patient's Rights and Responsibilities" dated 04/30/11 requires, "Information about treatment. You are encouraged to discuss your condition, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis with your physician and other caregivers...Know the identity of your

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action. Aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Governing Board bimonthly. Any medical staff failure to follow the process will be investigated with appropriate follow up action to be addressed, if appropriate, through the medical staff peer review processes.

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A 466 Continued From page 53 physicians and other caregivers, as well as when those involved are students, residents, or trainees...Informed Consent. You have the right to receive from your physician information needed to make decisions regarding your care, including treatment options and the risks and benefits of those choices..." The hospital "Disclosure and Consent for Medical, Surgical and Diagnostic Procedures Including Consent for Blood Transfusions" dated 08/30/10 requires "All planned procedures and anticipated procedures should be listed on the consent form...The physician, and if applicable anesthesiologist/anesthetist, is responsible for obtaining the patient consent. The physician, and if applicable anesthesiologist/anesthetist should sign the consent form prior to the procedure certifying that the patient...has been provided information on the risk and hazards, benefits and alternatives to treatment, and had questions answered within the physicians area of expertise and has given consent...The nurse's role is limited to obtaining, at the physician's request, the patient's signature on the appropriate consent form and/or witnessing the execution of a consent form. Any questions concerning the diagnosis, the nature and purpose of treatment, the risks and consequences, the reasonably feasible alternatives, and the prognosis if no treatment is given, should be directed to the physician...should indicate both date and time of signature..." At 5:00 P.M. on 07/05/11 the CNO (Personnel #1) was interviewed. She was asked to review the medical record of Patient #1. She was then asked to review the Disclosure and Consent for Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia and asked who Dr. ACD

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A 466 Continued From page 54 is. She stated, "It means the Anesthesia Care Department." She was then asked to review the Disclosure and Consent for MD #9 to perform a Vaginal Delivery and asked if the consent form was properly executed and signed or included the intended procedure for Induction of Labor with Cytotec. She stated, "No." She was asked if nursing and the medical staff followed hospital policies and procedures for the correct completion of disclosure and consents for medical procedures performed. She stated, "No." A1100 482.55 EMERGENCY SERVICES The hospital must meet the emergency needs of patients in accordance with acceptable standards of practice. This CONDITION is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital's Governing Board failed to ensure the emergency needs of the patients presenting to the hospital were met in that: 1) All patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 received an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed, stabilizing treatment was provided and appropriate transfers were effected if needed. Patient #2, presented to the ED for a potential EMC, did not receive an appropriate MSE to determine if stabilizing treatment was needed prior to transferring the patient to L&D without appropriate qualified medical personnel. The Registered Nurses (RNs) and Medical Residents who performed the MSE in the ED and L&D were not appointed by the

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residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs) and requiring that an appropriate Hospital employee and/or EMS personnel accompany a patient being transported from the ED to Labor & Delivery. The organization’s MSE form documenting the outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients accessing the emergency department, was revised to include the provider’s signature. Education provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011. 8-29-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) EMTALA policy was revised which outlines: the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified
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A1100 Continued From page 55 Governing Body as Qualified Medical Practitioners (QMP) to provide MSE. Cross refer: A2406 2) Adopt and enforce a hospital policy to ensure EMTALA requirements are met in order to provide for all individuals presenting to the ED and L&D for examination of a medical condition an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC exists, provide stabilizing treatment and/or effect an appropriate transfer. Cross refer: A2406 3) Failed to ensure an appropriate MSE for a potential EMC was not delayed for all patients presenting to the L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 for 1 of 1 patients (Patient #2) in order to inquire about the patient's method of payment or insurance before determining if stabilizing treatment was required. Cross refer: A2408

A1100 requirements, notification (signage), no delay in
MSEs shall occur to inquire about patient’s method of payment or insurance, and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE. Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE. 8-31-11

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It is determined this deficient practice creates an Immediate Jeopardy situation and places the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy. A1104 482.55(a)(3) EMERGENCY SERVICES POLICIES [If emergency services are provided at the hospital --] (3) The policies and procedures governing medical care provided in the emergency service or department are established by and are a continuing responsibility of the medical staff. A1104

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A1100 Continued From page 55 Governing Body as Qualified Medical Practitioners (QMP) to provide MSE. Cross refer: A2406 2) Adopt and enforce a hospital policy to ensure EMTALA requirements are met in order to provide for all individuals presenting to the ED and L&D for examination of a medical condition an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC exists, provide stabilizing treatment and/or effect an appropriate transfer. Cross refer: A2406 3) Failed to ensure an appropriate MSE for a potential EMC was not delayed for all patients presenting to the L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 for 1 of 1 patients (Patient #2) in order to inquire about the patient's method of payment or insurance before determining if stabilizing treatment was required. Cross refer: A2408

A1100 be given documentation of changes via email and
fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA policy or federal or state law will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff.

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

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It is determined this deficient practice creates an Immediate Jeopardy situation and places the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy. A1104 482.55(a)(3) EMERGENCY SERVICES POLICIES [If emergency services are provided at the hospital --] (3) The policies and procedures governing medical care provided in the emergency service or department are established by and are a continuing responsibility of the medical staff.

A1104 Process revision allowing only physicians,
residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs) and requiring that an appropriate Hospital employee and/or EMS personnel accompany a patient being transported from the ED to Labor & Delivery. The organization’s MSE form documenting the outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients accessing the emergency department, was revised
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A1104 Continued From page 56 This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on record review and interviews, the hospital failed to monitor and ensure the ED policies and procedures governing the medical care provided in the ED are enforced in that 1 of 1 Patient's (Patient #2) presenting to the ED on 06/29/11 with an emergency complaint did not receive an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine if an EMC existed prior to transferring the patient to the L&D unit with a volunteer who is an unlicensed staff member that is not qualified to monitor or emergently treat the patient in the event the patient should deteriorate during transport. Findings included: Patient #2 presented to the ED on 06/29/11 at approximately 3:30 P.M. with complaints of labor after losing her mucus plug, cramps and having contractions. The medical record did not reflect a MSE by a QMP to determine if an EMC existed prior to sending the patient, accompanied by a hospital volunteer to the L&D unit. During a tour of the facility at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed the ED Volunteer (Personnel #53) escorting a pregnant patient (Patient #2) and her husband down the hall. The pregnant patient was holding her stomach and appeared to be in distress. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) stopped at the end of the hall and gave directions to Patient #2 and her husband to the L&D Unit. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) then left Patient #2 and her

A1104 to include the provider’s signature. Education
provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011. 8-29-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) The EMTALA policy was revised which outlines the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, defines who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, outlines the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage); who will accompany a patient from the Emergency Department to the Labor & Delivery Unit; and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital.

Education:
An education program regarding EMTALA, Transfer Policies and individuals allowed to perform MSEs was developed and will be provided to emergency, obstetrical, medical staff,

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A1104 Continued From page 57 husband alone to find the L&D area unaccompanied. The CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) verified the escort is a volunteer and not a qualified medical person. The surveyor, CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) then followed Patient #2 and her husband down the hall to the elevator. The CNO intervened at this point and asked the patient if she needed help. Patient #2 stated she is having contractions and is going to the L&D area. The CNO, ED Manager and the surveyor accompanied Patient #2 in the elevator to the 3rd floor where the L&D is located. The CNO asked the registration clerk to open the door to allow the patient in. The CNO handed the patient off to the L&D Nurses and gave them report. Patient #2 was then placed at the Registration desk inside the L&D area. The surveyor observed the Registration Clerk taking Patient #2's personal information including asking her for a copy of her Identification and Insurance or Medicaid paperwork prior to a medical screening examination (MSE) being performed to determine if an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed. The surveyor asked Patient #2 if she was checked into the ED and examined first before being sent to L&D. She stated, "No. The person at the desk told the Volunteer to take me to the Labor and Delivery area." The hospital policy "Patient Transfers" dated 04/30/09 requires, "The Board of Directors...having consulted with the Medical Staff, adopt this policy to comply with state and

A1104 residents and allied health professionals and
nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the board at its bi-monthly meeting. The Emergency Medicine Department will continue to meet at least quarterly to review the medical care provided by members of the department.

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A1104 Continued From page 58 federal laws...Patient Evaluation. All individuals presenting at the ED shall receive an appropriate MSE to determine whether they have an EMC...Each patient who presents to the ED must be evaluated by: a physician who is present in the hospital at the time the patient presents or is presented, or by a physician on call is: physically able to reach the patient within 30 minutes...accessible by direct, telephone...within 30 minutes, with a RN or PA or other qualified medical personnel as established by the hospital's governing body at the MHS hospital under orders to assess and report the patient's condition to the physician...The MSE should not be delayed in order to inquire about the patient's method of payment or insurance... " The hospital policy "Response to Medical Emergencies Occurring on Hospital Premises (Code MERT)" dated 12/30/10 requires, "Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC)...will provide a MSE on any person who is not a patient, while on hospital property for any reason, needs emergency medical assistance, to determine whether that person has an EMC...EMC means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity...such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably result in: placing the health of the individual, or with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or unborn child, in serious jeopardy...MSE is the process required to reach, with reasonable clinical confidence, the point at which it can be determined whether a medical emergency exists..." The hospital policy "Guidelines for Obstetrical

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A1104 Continued From page 59 (OB) Patients Presenting to the ED" dated 08/30/10 requires "Any OB patient greater than, or suspected to be greater than 20 weeks gestation, presenting to the ED (either ambulatory, by wheelchair, or ambulance) with any of the following, should be transported to L&D as soon as possible, after they are deemed to be stable enough for transport: Symptoms suggestive of labor, rupture of membranes, complications related to the pregnancy, injuries that could endanger the unborn infant...If indicated during the stabilization process, the ED staff may contact L&D for assessment and monitoring of the fetal status..." The "Plan for Provision of Patient Care" dated FY 2011, requires, "ED...Any individual...who present...for examination or treatment, will be provided an appropriate MSE by an emergency physician or primary care physician...The ED triages all patients using RN's experienced in emergency care. Patients are triaged according to a 5-level tier system which ensures patients are assessed and prioritized to acuity...Women's and Children's Services...patients presenting with actual or potential problems related to pregnancy...can be accessed via Emergency Services, through the outpatient services, through transport, as a direct admit or as a drop-in patient...patients are assessed by the medical staff in accordance with the medical staff Rules and Regulations and by nursing...in accordance with the established reference guideline...Volunteer Services ...provide non-clinical patient services that do not require a license or certificate..." At 4:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor

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A1104 Continued From page 60 interviewed Personnel #2, the ED Nurse Manager. She was asked if the nurses perform MSE's in the ED. She stated, "No. The nurses perform triage and the physician's do the medical screening." She was asked if the nurses make the determination when the patient's are taken back to the main ED or Fast Track to see a physician. She stated, "Yes. We use the 5 level triage system. We make the determination based on the triage system who is seen first by the physician." She was asked if the Paramedic checking in the patient's performs triage. She stated, "The paramedic does a quick check based on their complaint and makes the determination which patient needs to see the nurse first." She was asked if it is the ED policy to send patient's to L&D without a medical screening. She stated, "We send all of our patient's that are greater than 20 weeks pregnant to L&D for screening unless they are trauma patients." She was asked if it is the hospital policy to send pregnant patient's to L&D with a volunteer. She stated, "Yes, if the other personnel are busy." At 5:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor interviewed the CNO (Personnel #1). She verified the hospital is not following the required policies and procedures for providing appropriate MSE's with QMP's in the ED and L&D. She was asked if the hospital volunteer is qualified to treat emergent medical conditions. She stated, "No."

A1104

A2400 489.20(l) COMPLIANCE WITH 489.24 [The provider agrees,] in the case of a hospital as defined in §489.24(b), to comply with §489.24. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by:
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A2400

EMTALA Policy:
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organization’s MSE form documenting the

A2400 Continued From page 61 Based on observation, record reviews and interviews, the hospital failed to comply with 489.24 in that: 1) All patients presenting to the ED from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 were not provided an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC existed. The medical screening examination of the patients were performed by RN's or Medical Residents who were not determined qualified by hospital bylaws or the medical staff rules and regulations. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 2) Hospital policies were not adopted or enforced to ensure compliance with EMTALA requirements. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 3) Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of individuals with EMC's after the initial examination. Cross Refer: Tag A2404

A2400 outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients
accessing the emergency department, was revised to include the provider’s signature. Education provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011. 8-29-11

A2402 489.20(q) POSTING OF SIGNS [The provider agrees,] in the case of a hospital as defined in §489.24(b), to post conspicuously in any emergency department or in a place or places likely to be noticed by all individuals entering the emergency department, as well as those individuals waiting for examination and treatment in areas other than traditional emergency departments (that is, entrance,
FORM CMS-2567(02-99) Previous Versions Obsolete Event ID: 1HCP11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) The EMTALA policy was revised which outlines the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, defines who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, outlines the process taken by the medical staff and Board of Directors for approval of qualified medical personnel (QMP), documentation requirements, notification (signage) and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to A2402 specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital.

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives,
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physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All

A2400 Continued From page 61 Based on observation, record reviews and interviews, the hospital failed to comply with 489.24 in that: 1) All patients presenting to the ED from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 were not provided an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC existed. The medical screening examination of the patients were performed by RN's or Medical Residents who were not determined qualified by hospital bylaws or the medical staff rules and regulations. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 2) Hospital policies were not adopted or enforced to ensure compliance with EMTALA requirements. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 3) Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of individuals with EMC's after the initial examination. Cross Refer: Tag A2404

A2400 physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.
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Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

Education:
An education program regarding EMTALA, Transfer Policies and individuals allowed to perform MSEs was developed and will be provided to emergency, obstetrical, medical staff, residents and allied health professionals and nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the A2402 medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff.

9-10-11

A2402 489.20(q) POSTING OF SIGNS [The provider agrees,] in the case of a hospital as defined in §489.24(b), to post conspicuously in any emergency department or in a place or places likely to be noticed by all individuals entering the emergency department, as well as those individuals waiting for examination and treatment in areas other than traditional emergency departments (that is, entrance,
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A2400 Continued From page 61 Based on observation, record reviews and interviews, the hospital failed to comply with 489.24 in that: 1) All patients presenting to the ED from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 were not provided an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC existed. The medical screening examination of the patients were performed by RN's or Medical Residents who were not determined qualified by hospital bylaws or the medical staff rules and regulations. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 2) Hospital policies were not adopted or enforced to ensure compliance with EMTALA requirements. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 3) Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of individuals with EMC's after the initial examination. Cross Refer: Tag A2404

A2400 Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to capture compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

9-10-11

On-Call List
Hospital maintains an on-call list for those specialties that the medical staff have determined to be necessary to meet the needs of the patients. The Medical Staff policies outline the specific responsibilities of the department chairs in developing the call schedules and the individual physician’s responsibility in responding to call. The medical staff policies also outline disciplinary processes and actions, if needed, for a physician who does not meet his/her on-call responsibilities. The MEC, as part of its defined processes set forth in the medical staff policies, has regular reporting requirements related to oncall lists. Improvement in the accessibility of the A2402 on-call list was implemented (9-6-11) by placing the on-call list on the Hospital’s intranet. Both medical staff and Hospital staff have access to the on call list through the Hospital’s intranet page. This electronic call list includes the individual’s name and contact information.

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A2402 489.20(q) POSTING OF SIGNS [The provider agrees,] in the case of a hospital as defined in §489.24(b), to post conspicuously in any emergency department or in a place or places likely to be noticed by all individuals entering the emergency department, as well as those individuals waiting for examination and treatment in areas other than traditional emergency departments (that is, entrance,
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The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act policy, approved by the medical executive
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A2400 Continued From page 61 Based on observation, record reviews and interviews, the hospital failed to comply with 489.24 in that: 1) All patients presenting to the ED from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 were not provided an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC existed. The medical screening examination of the patients were performed by RN's or Medical Residents who were not determined qualified by hospital bylaws or the medical staff rules and regulations. Cross Refer: Tag A2406

A2400 committee, includes guidelines for medical staff
on-call responsibilities. The Corporate Medical Board approved the Hospital’s backup (alternate) call coverage plan in the event an on-call physician is not available or cannot respond due to circumstances beyond the physician’s control. 8-31-11

Education:
Nursing staff educated on accessing the electronic version of the on-call schedule.

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Compliance Monitoring:
2) Hospital policies were not adopted or enforced to ensure compliance with EMTALA requirements. Cross Refer: Tag A2406 3) Hospital policies and procedures were not adopted and in place to ensure emergency services are available to meet the needs of individuals with EMC's after the initial examination. Cross Refer: Tag A2404
Audit tool developed to assess compliance with on-call schedule requirements. Daily audits will be conducted using the audit tool to ensure compliance. Audit outcome results and any reported variances are reported to nursing and medical staff leadership on a daily basis. Aggregated results will be reported to MEC on a monthly basis. Failure to comply with on-call responsibilities will be investigated with action as appropriately determined through the medical staff peer review processes.

9-10-11

A2402 489.20(q) POSTING OF SIGNS [The provider agrees,] in the case of a hospital as defined in §489.24(b), to post conspicuously in any emergency department or in a place or places likely to be noticed by all individuals entering the emergency department, as well as those individuals waiting for examination and treatment in areas other than traditional emergency departments (that is, entrance,
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A2402 The Hospital had signage in place at the time of
the survey in the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room. Temporary signage placed throughout the facility, including Labor and Delivery (L&D) in order to better ensure compliance with the EMTALA regulations.

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A2402 Continued From page 62 admitting area, waiting room, treatment area) a sign (in a form specified by the Secretary) specifying the rights of individuals under section 1867 of the Act with respect to examination and treatment for emergency medical conditions and women in labor; and to post conspicuously (in a form specified by the Secretary) information indicating whether or not the hospital or rural primary care hospital (e.g., critical access hospital) participates in the Medicaid program under a State plan approved under Title XIX. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, record review and interview, the hospital did not post the required EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act) signage in the Emergency Department (ED) and Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit where patient's present for Emergency Medical Conditions (EMC) that was prominent and conspicuous and likely to be noticed by all individuals entering the ED or L&D which specified the rights of individuals with respect to examination and treatment of emergency medical conditions and women in labor. Findings included: On 06/29/11 at 2:00 P.M., a tour of the ED was conducted with the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2). Upon entry to the ED from the outside entrance into the main waiting room, the surveyor did not observe the required EMTALA signage posting in either English or Spanish. A tour of the main waiting room revealed one small EMTALA sign posted beside the registration area which was not visible from the waiting room. The EMTALA sign was

A2402 Permanent signage was placed throughout the

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facility including the emergency department and labor and the delivery unit on July 13, 2011. Large signs (21” x 27”) were posted conspicuously at the Emergency Department entrance from the outside into the main waiting room, at the Ambulance Entrance to the ED, the ED waiting room, the maternity entrance from outside the building, outside of the public elevators at the L&D entrance, front lobby entrances, main admitting entrance and outpatient registration areas. 9-10-11

Permanent smaller signage (18.5” x 12.75) will be posted in each ED registration booth, each ED triage room, the L&D waiting room, L&D registration area, each L&D triage room and in Hospital garage elevator lobbies.

The signage is in sets of three and contains the following information in both English and Spanish:

“If you have a medical emergency or are in labor you have the right to receive within the capabilities of the Hospital’s staff and facilities: An appropriate Medical Screening Examination Necessary stabilization treatment (including treatment of an unborn child), and if necessary An appropriate transfer to another facility regardless of your ability to pay

This Hospital participates in the Medicaid program.”

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A2402 Continued From page 63 obscured by numerous other postings. The EMTALA sign was not prominent and conspicuous in that it was not clearly visible from a distance of 20 feet. The required Patient Complaint signage was not posted in the main ED. Continuation of the tour of the ED revealed there was no EMTALA signage posted in the patient triage rooms, patient treatment areas or the ambulance entrances. After the tour of the Main ED, at 3:30 P.M., the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) left the Main ED and toured the L&D Unit. The surveyor did not observe any of the required EMTALA postings at the entrance of the L&D area. There was one small sign posted inside of the L&D area on the opposite wall of the registration clerk ' s desk which was not clearly visible from 20 feet distance. There was no EMTALA signage posted in the patient triage area or treatment rooms. On 06/30/11 at 11:00 A.M., during a separate tour of the facility accompanied by Personnel #5, Vice President (VP) of Administration, the surveyor did not observe any of the required EMTALA signage posted in the Front Lobby Entrance, Main Admitting Entrance, or Outpatient Registration areas. The hospital policies and procedures did not address the required EMTALA Signage postings. In an interview at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the CNO (Personnel #1) confirmed the above findings.

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“Notice Concerning Complaints. The Texas Department of Health regulates the quality of care received in a Hospital. Should you have any complaints against this Hospital, please contact:

Texas Department of Health Hospital Licensure and Certification Division 1100 W. 49th Street Austin, Texas 78756-3199 Phone: 1-888-973-0022 Fax: 512-834-6653

For a copy of this document please ask your Admission Representative”

“Methodist Dallas Medical Center maintains an established policy to provide health care services to those unable to pay. To qualify, you must: Have no other source of income payment such as insurance, governmental assistance or savings; Have Hospital bills beyond your present or future financial resources; Provide proof about income and resources; Complete an application and provide information required by Methodist Dallas Medical Center Information and application forms are available upon request.”

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A2402 Continued From page 64 In an interview at 11:00 A.M. on 06/30/11, the VP of Administration (Personnel #5) confirmed the above findings. A2404 489.20(r)(2) and 489.24(j)(1-2) ON CALL PHYSICIANS §489.20(r)(2) [The hospital (including both the transferring and receiving hospitals), must maintain] a list of physicians who are on call for duty after the initial examination to provide further evaluation and/or treatment necessary to stabilize an individual with an emergency medical condition. §489.24(j)(1) Each hospital must maintain an on-call list of physicians on its medical staff in a manner that best meets the needs of the hospital's patients who are receiving services required under this section in accordance with the resources available to the hospital, including the availability of on-call physicians. §489.24(j)(2)(i) The hospital must have written policies and procedures in place to respond to situations in which a particular specialty is not available or the on-call physician cannot respond because of circumstances beyond the physician's control. §489.24(j)(2)(ii) The hospital must have written policies and procedures in place to provide that emergency services are available to meet the needs of patients with emergency medical conditions if it elects to permit on-call physicians to schedule elective surgery during the time that they are on

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A2404 On-Call List
Hospital maintains an on-call list for those specialties that the medical staff have determined to be necessary to meet the needs of the patients. The Medical Staff policies outline the specific responsibilities of the department chairs in developing the call schedules and the individual physician’s responsibility in responding to call. The medical staff policies also outline disciplinary processes and actions, if needed, for a physician who does not meet his/her on-call responsibilities. The MEC, as part of its defined processes set forth in the medical staff policies, has regular reporting requirements related to on-call lists. Improvement in the accessibility of the on-call list was implemented (9-6-11) by placing the on-call list on the Hospital’s intranet. Both medical staff and Hospital staff have access to the on call list through the Hospital’s intranet page. This electronic call list includes the individual’s name and contact information.

9-6-11

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act policy, approved by the medical executive committee, includes guidelines for medical staff on-call responsibilities.

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The Corporate Medical Board approved the Hospital’s backup (alternate) call coverage plan in the event an on-call physician is not available or

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A2404 Continued From page 65 call or to permit on-call physicians to have simultaneous on-call duties. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, record review and interview, the hospital failed to: 1. Maintain an adequate on-call list of individually named OB/GYN physicians and their alternates who are current members of the medical staff or who have hospital privileges with accurate contact information for 6 of 6 months from 01/01/11 06/30/11 who were available to provide stabilizing treatment to individuals presenting with emergency medical conditions. 2. Maintain a written on-call list of physicians and their alternates who were on call for Anesthesia Services for 6 of 6 months from 1/01/11 - 06/30/11 that are available to provide treatment to individuals presenting with emergency medical conditions. Findings included: During a tour of the L&D Department at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the surveyor was accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2). The surveyor asked the L&D Charge Nurse (Personnel #33) where the physician on-call schedule is posted. She handed the surveyor a clipboard with a calendars for January 2011 - June 2011. The calendars did not contain the full names of the physicians with their contact information or alternate physician's on-call. She was asked if she had a copy of the on-call schedule for anesthesiology. She stated, "No. Anesthesia will come in and write their name

A2404 cannot respond due to circumstances beyond the
physician’s control. 9-10-11

Education:
Nursing staff educated on accessing the electronic version of the on-call schedule.

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool developed to assess compliance with on-call schedule requirements. Daily audits will be conducted using the audit tool to ensure compliance. Audit outcome results and any reported variances are reported to nursing and medical staff leadership on a daily basis. Aggregated results will be reported to MEC on a monthly basis. Failure to comply with on-call responsibilities will be investigated with action as appropriately determined through the medical staff peer review processes.

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A2404 Continued From page 66 on the dry erase board when they are on call." She was asked if L&D is provided an Anesthesia schedule with the physicians on-call and the physician that is the alternative for back-up call. She stated, "No." Review of the On-Call Schedules reflected: Labor and Delivery On-Call Schedule: The L&D On-Call Attending Physician Schedule dated "January 2011 - June 2011" did not reflect the full name of the on-call physician's with their contact information or any on-call alternate physician's in the event the on-call physician cannot respond. The On-Call schedules for Faculty dated "January 2011 - June 2011" did not reflect the full name of the on-call physician's with their contact information or any on-call alternate physician's in the event the on-call physician cannot respond. Labor and Delivery Anesthesiology On-Call Schedule: The L&D Department did not have any written copies of on-call schedules for Anesthesiology from 01/01/11 through 06/30/11. A Dry Erase Board posted in the department is utilized for the one person on-call for anesthesia for the day. The Dry Erase Board did not contain an alternate anesthesia on-call person with the contact number. The Obstetrics/Gynecology Department Medical Staff Committee Meeting Minutes: The 05/04/11 Committee Notes reflects, "Stand by deliveries requires staff on call must be

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A2404 Continued From page 67 present at delivery...MD #7 reminded members of the department who participate in attending staff call, that they (the attending staff supervisor) are responsible for the case and well be held accountable...Residency Report...MD # 54 reemphasized the importance of attending staff call physician's responsibilities as stated by MD # 7..." The "Medical Staff Policy Manual" dated 05/24/11 requires, "Medical staff appointment is set forth in the bylaws...shall...provide continuous care and supervision of his patient...Emergency Services...ED Call and Coverage...The Medical Staff Executive Committee (MEC)...shall determine the clinical departments and other services for which an ED call list will be required... to ensure for the provision of adequate on call coverage to meet the needs of patients coming to the system's hospital's emergency department and to provide coverage for the services offered in the system hospital...provide for use...a current list of practitioners within the department who are on call for ED patients who do not request a specific member of the medical staff...each department shall provide such list to the Medical Staff office in a timely, regular an consistent manner...Each practitioner having Active 1 status...shall be required to take emergency department call when assigned...acknowledges the responsibility and expectation of every medical staff member to participate in fulfilling the requirements for providing emergency department call and providing emergency care to patients coming to a system hospital...It is the policy of MHS hospitals to comply with the EMTALA...requires that any patient who presents at the ED must receive an appropriate MSE to

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A2404 Continued From page 68 determine if that patient has an EMC. If so and except as authorized under EMTALA, the patient's condition must be stabilized...The provisions of EMTALA apply not only to the hospital but also to the practitioners who provide on-call coverage...the obligations of on-call practitioners...the on-call practitioner must come to the ED when requested by the ED physician, another physician, a nurse...the on-call practitioner shall be physically present in the ED to assist in providing an appropriate MSE, as well as in the ongoing stabilization and treatment of an ED patient...EMC means: a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in: placing the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy...with respect to pregnant woman who is having contractions: there is inadequate time to effect a safe transfer to another hospital before delivery, or the transfer may pose a threat to the health or safety of the woman or the unborn child...Stabilize mean: with respect to EMC, to provide such medical treatment of the condition as may be necessary to assure within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual from a facility, or, with respect to an EMC involving a pregnant woman, that the woman has delivered (including the placenta)..." The hospital policy "Patient Transfers" dated 04/30/09 requires, "The Board of Directors...having consulted with the Medical Staff, adopt this policy to comply with state and

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A2404 Continued From page 69 federal laws...Patient Evaluation. All individuals presenting at the ED shall receive an appropriate MSE to determine whether they have an EMC...Each patient who presents to the ED must be evaluated by: a physician who is present in the hospital at the time the patient presents or is presented, or by a physician on call..." The hospital policy "Response to Medical Emergencies Occurring on Hospital Premises (Code MERT)" dated 12/30/10 requires, "Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC)...will provide a MSE on any person who is not a patient, while on hospital property for any reason, needs emergency medical assistance, to determine whether that person has an EMC...EMC means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity...such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably result in: placing the health of the individual, or with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or unborn child, in serious jeopardy...MSE is the process required to reach, with reasonable clinical confidence, the point at which it can be determined whether a medical emergency exists... " The "Plan for Provision of Patient Care" dated FY 2011, requires, "Methods Used to Assess and Meet Patient Care Needs: Patients are assessed by the medical staff in accordance with the medical staff Rules and Regulations...ED...Any individual...who presents...for examination or treatment, will be provided an appropriate MSE by an emergency physician or primary care physician...Women's and Children's Services...patients presenting with actual or

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A2404 Continued From page 70 potential problems related to pregnancy...can be accessed via Emergency Services, through the outpatient services, through transport, as a direct admit or as a drop-in patient...patients are assessed by the medical staff in accordance with the medical staff Rules and Regulations..." In an interview at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the CNO (Personnel #1) confirmed the above findings and verified the hospital policies and procedures were not followed for on-call physicians. A2406 489.24(r) and 489.24(c) MEDICAL SCREENING EXAM Applicability of provisions of this section. (1) In the case of a hospital that has an emergency department, if an individual (whether or not eligible for Medicare benefits and regardless of ability to pay) "comes to the emergency department", as defined in paragraph (b) of this section, the hospital must (i) provide an appropriate medical screening examination within the capability of the hospital's emergency department, including ancillary services routinely available to the emergency department, to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition exists. The examination must be conducted by an individual(s) who is determined qualified by hospital bylaws or rules and regulations and who meets the requirements of §482.55 of this chapter concerning emergency services personnel and direction; and (b) If an emergency medical condition is determined to exist, provide any necessary stabilizing treatment, as defined in paragraph (d) of this section, or an appropriate transfer as defined in paragraph (e) of this section. If the

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A2406 Process revision allowing only physicians,
residents, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs) and requiring that an appropriate Hospital employee and/or EMS personnel accompany a patient being transported from the ED to Labor & Delivery. The organization’s MSE form documenting the outcome of a MSE for obstetrical patients accessing the emergency department, was revised to include the provider’s signature. Education provided to nursing, resident, physician and allied health staff regarding the form changes in daily meetings (termed “circle ups”) throughout the last two weeks of August, 2011.

8-31-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) EMTALA policy was revised which outlines: the Hospital and medical staff responsibilities in providing medical screening exams, who can perform medical screening exams (MSE) in the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit, the process taken by the medical staff and
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Board of Directors for approval of qualified

A2406 Continued From page 71 hospital admits the individual as an inpatient for further treatment, the hospital's obligation under this section ends, as specified in paragraph (d)(2) of this section. (2) Nonapplicability of provisions of this section. Sanctions under this section for inappropriate transfer during a national emergency or for the direction or relocation of an individual to receive medical screening at an alternate location do not apply to a hospital with a dedicated emergency department located in an emergency area, as specified in section 1135(g)(1) of the Act. A waiver of these sanctions is limited to a 72-hour period beginning upon the implementation of a hospital disaster protocol, except that, if a public health emergency involves a pandemic infectious disease (such as pandemic influenza), the waiver will continue in effect until the termination of the applicable declaration of a public health emergency, as provided for by section 1135(e)(1)(B) of the Act. (c) Use of Dedicated Emergency Department for Nonemergency Services If an individual comes to a hospital's dedicated emergency department and a request is made on his or her behalf for examination or treatment for a medical condition, but the nature of the request makes it clear that the medical condition is not of an emergency nature, the hospital is required only to perform such screening as would be appropriate for any individual presenting in that manner, to determine that the individual does not have an emergency medical condition. This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by:

A2406 medical personnel (QMP), documentation
requirements, notification (signage), who will accompany patients transported from the ED to Labor & Delivery, and medical staff on-call responsibilities. Residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants were approved to perform MSEs at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by the Medical Executive Committee. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. 8-31-11

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by Methodist Health System Corporate Medical Board. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

Policies and a list of individuals defined as QMPs approved by the Board of Directors. Slate of individuals approved as QMPs for providing Medical Screening Examinations at Hospital (residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners). All physicians are authorized to perform a MSE.

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A2406 Continued From page 72 reviews, the hospital's Governing Board failed to: 1) Ensure all patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) and L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 received an appropriate medical screening examination (MSE) to determine whether or not an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed, stabilizing treatment was provided and appropriate transfers were initiated if needed. Patient #2 presented to the ED for a potential EMC did not receive an appropriate MSE to determine if stabilizing treatment was needed prior to transferring the patient to L&D without appropriate qualified medical personnel. The Registered Nurses (RNs) and Medical Residents who performed the MSE in the ED and L&D were not appointed by the Governing Body as Qualified Medical Practitioners (QMP) to provide MSE. 2) Adopt and enforce a hospital policy to ensure EMTALA requirements are met in order to provide for all individuals presenting to the ED and L&D for examination of a medical condition an appropriate MSE by a QMP to determine whether or not an EMC exists, provide stabilizing treatment and/or effect an appropriate transfer. It is determined this deficient practice creates an Immediate Jeopardy situation and places the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy. Findings Included:

A2406 nurses. Education includes new processes,
forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to ensure compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

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A2406 Continued From page 73 During a tour of the facility at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed the ED Volunteer (Personnel #53) escorting a pregnant patient (Patient #2) and her husband down the hall. The pregnant patient was holding her stomach and appeared to be in distress. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) stopped at the end of the hall and gave directions to Patient #2 and her husband to the L&D Unit. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) then left Patient #2 and her husband alone to find the L&D area unaccompanied. The CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) verified the escort is a volunteer and not a qualified medical person. The surveyor, CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) then followed Patient #2 and her husband down the hall to the elevator. The CNO intervened at this point and asked the patient if she needed help. Patient #2 stated she is having contractions and is going to the L&D area. The CNO, ED Manager and the surveyor accompanied Patient #2 in the elevator to the 3rd floor where the L&D is located. The CNO asked the registration clerk to open the door to allow the patient in. The CNO handed the patient off to the L&D Nurses and gave them report. Patient #2 was then placed at the Registration desk inside the L&D area. The surveyor observed the Registration Clerk taking Patient #2's personal information including asking her for a copy of her Identification and Insurance or Medicaid paperwork prior to a medical screening examination (MSE) being performed to determine if an emergency medical condition

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A2406 Continued From page 74 (EMC) existed. The surveyor asked Patient #2 if she was checked into the ED and examined first before being sent to L&D. She stated, "No. The person at the desk told the Volunteer to take me to the Labor and Delivery area." RN #4 escorted Patient #2 to the patient care area to be assessed. RN #4 was asked if she does the medical screening for the L&D patients. She stated, "Yes. The nurses do it if the patient's have a private physician. They will ask us to check the patient and call them back with what the exam looked like. We let them know and if everything is ok then we discharge them home. If the patient is without a physician, we call the resident to examine them and they are listed under MD #54. He is the attending over the resident program." The surveyor then interviewed the L&D Charge Nurse (RN #33). She was asked if the resident or physician performs the medical screening for patient's that present to the L&D. She stated, "No. The RN's do the medical screening." She was asked what the responsibilities of the Triage Nurse are. She stated, "The triage nurse gets the patient's to sign the consents, fills out the doctor's order sheet, performs maternal vital signs (VS), monitors the fetal heart rate (HR), uterine contractions, pain and medical history." She was asked if the attending physician comes in to see the patient when he is notified one of his or her patient's have presented to L&D. She stated, "No. Not all the time. They have privileges to see the fetal strip on a computer." She was asked if the residents perform care on the patients. She

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A2406 Continued From page 75 stated, "Yes, with help of the attending." Review of the ED or OB/GYN Nursing Staff files did not contain letters of recommendation from the Medical Staff or letters of appointment from the Governing Board determining any nurses as QMP's to perform MSE's to determine if an EMC exists for patient's that present to the hospital for emergencies. The ED or OB/GYN Nursing Staff files did not contain specific QMP competencies or evaluations to perform MSE's for EMC's. The Obstetrics/Gynecology Department Medical Staff Committee Meeting Minutes dated 05/04/11 reflects, "Documentation and communication between attending OB/GYN and resident...Attending and Residents need to document when the attending is present for the procedure and when the attending leaves the procedure...Stand by deliveries requires staff on call must be present at delivery...MD #7 reminded members of the department who participate in attending staff call, that they (the attending staff supervisor) are responsible for the case and well be held accountable...Residency Report...MD #54 reemphasized the importance of attending staff call physician's responsibilities as stated by MD #7..." The Governing Body Bylaws: Reviewed and amended 02/22/11 requires, "The activities, property and affairs of the corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors...Medical Staff Organization...Hospital Medical Staff...shall...administer its affairs in accordance with the corporate bylaws and policies, including

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A2406 Continued From page 76 the corporate medical staff bylaws, policies, and rules, and with that System Institution's policies and program requirements...shall approve all appointments...Corporate Medical Board...make recommendations to the Board of Directors on...applications for appointment...privileges...evaluate and monitor quality monitoring and improvement activities and systems for monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care and improving patient care in the system institutions..." The Governing Body Rules and Regulations did not address the requirements for QMP's to perform MSE's for EMC's. Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations: Dated 05/24/11 requires "The Medical Staff is responsible for the quality of medical care in the system hospitals...Medical Staff shall be interpreted to mean all duly licensed Physicians, Dentists and Podiatrists holding unlimited licenses who are granted medical staff appointment...House Staff shall mean those physicians who are graduates of a medical school...and are pursuing additional training in a system hospital's medical education program...Clinical Privileges shall be interpreted to mean having the right to render specific diagnostic, therapeutic, medical, dental or surgical services in a system hospital...Appointment to the Medical Staff or the granting of temporary privileges shall be extended only to those professionally competent Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists who meet the qualifications, standards and requirements set forth in these bylaws and policies...each practitioner shall have only such clinical privileges as have been granted by the Board of Directors

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A2406 Continued From page 77 as recommended by the Medical Staff in accordance with these bylaws ..." The "Medical Staff Policy Manual" dated 05/24/11 requires, "Medical staff appointment is set forth in the bylaws...shall...provide continuous care and supervision of his patient; to abide by the Bylaws, the Policies, the MHS bylaws and all other established standards, policies, and rules of the Medical Staff...and, to participate in fulfilling the requirements for providing emergency care...Degree of Care/Management of Patient by House Staff...The medical record should reflect the involvement of the teaching practitioner in the management of a patient treated by a House Staff Member...House Staff shall not be considered Medical Staff members nor shall the term House Staff be considered a category of Medical Staff membership...Medical Records...There shall be evidence in the medical record that the teaching physician has been involved in the management of a patient treated by a member of the House Staff...Progress Notes...Pertinent progress notes should be recorded at the time of observation, sufficient to permit continuity of care...each of the patient's clinical problems should be clearly identified in the progress notes and correlated with specific orders...An appropriate medical record shall be kept for every patient receiving emergency medical care and shall be incorporated in the patient's hospital record...Each patient's medical record shall be signed by the physician in attendance that is responsible for its clinical accuracy...Emergency Services...the obligations of on-call practitioners...the on-call practitioner must come to the ED when requested by the ED physician, another physician, a nurse...the on-call

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A2406 Continued From page 78 practitioner shall be physically present in the ED to assist in providing an appropriate MSE, as well as in the ongoing stabilization and treatment of an ED patient...EMC means: a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably be expected to result in: placing the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy...with respect to pregnant woman who is having contractions: there is inadequate time to effect a safe transfer to another hospital before delivery, or the transfer may pose a threat to the health or safety of the woman or the unborn child...Stabilize mean: with respect to EMC, to provide such medical treatment of the condition as may be necessary to assure within reasonable medical probability, that no material deterioration of the condition is likely to result from or occur during the transfer of the individual...with respect to an EMC involving a pregnant woman, that the woman has delivered (including the placenta)...Transfer means: the movement (including discharge) of an... "The Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations did not address the requirements for QMP's to perform MSE's for EMC's. The hospital policy "Patient Transfers" dated 04/30/09 requires, "The Board of Directors...having consulted with the Medical Staff, adopt this policy to comply with state and federal laws...Patient Evaluation. All individuals presenting at the ED shall receive an appropriate MSE to determine whether they have an EMC...Each patient who presents to the ED must be evaluated by: a physician who is present in the

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A2406 Continued From page 79 hospital at the time the patient presents or is presented, or by a physician on call is: physically able to reach the patient within 30 minutes...accessible by direct, telephone...within 30 minutes, with a RN or PA or other qualified medical personnel as established by the hospital's governing body at the MHS hospital under orders to assess and report the patient's condition to the physician...The MSE should not be delayed in order to inquire about the patient's method of payment or insurance... " The hospital policy "Response to Medical Emergencies Occurring on Hospital Premises (Code MERT)" dated 12/30/10 requires, "Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC)...will provide a MSE on any person who is not a patient, while on hospital property for any reason, needs emergency medical assistance, to determine whether that person has an EMC...EMC means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity...such that the absence of immediate medical attention could reasonably result in: placing the health of the individual, or with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or unborn child, in serious jeopardy...MSE is the process required to reach, with reasonable clinical confidence, the point at which it can be determined whether a medical emergency exists..." The hospital policy "Guidelines for Obstetrical (OB) Patients Presenting to the ED" dated 08/30/10 requires "Any OB patient greater than, or suspected to be greater than 20 weeks gestation, presenting to the ED (either ambulatory, by wheelchair, or ambulance) with

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A2406 Continued From page 80 any of the following, should be transported to L&D as soon as possible, after they are deemed to be stable enough for transport: Symptoms suggestive of labor, rupture of membranes, complications related to the pregnancy, injuries that could endanger the unborn infant...If indicated during the stabilization process, the ED staff may contact L&D for assessment and monitoring of the fetal status..." The "Plan for Provision of Patient Care" dated FY 2011, requires, "ED...Any individual...who present...for examination or treatment, will be provided an appropriate MSE by an emergency physician or primary care physician...The ED triages all patients using RN's experienced in emergency care. Patients are triaged according to a 5-level tier system which ensures patients are assessed and prioritized to acuity...Women's and Children's Services...patients presenting with actual or potential problems related to pregnancy...can be accessed via Emergency Services, through the outpatient services, through transport, as a direct admit or as a drop-in patient...patients are assessed by the medical staff in accordance with the medical staff Rules and Regulations and by nursing...in accordance with the established reference guideline...Volunteer Services ...provide non-clinical patient services that do not require a license or certificate..." The hospital policy "Supervision of Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology" dated February, 2008 requires "L&D...Supervising physicians are required to personally assess all patients admitted to L&D and the antepartum unit...Supervising physicians are required to

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A2406 Continued From page 81 directly supervise...and must be immediately available for supervision of normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries...Summary...A qualified faculty or attending physician is assigned to supervise all resident activities at all times on all services. There is a supervising physician in the hospital 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The supervising physician should directly or indirectly supervise the residents patient care activities depending upon the type of care and PGY level of the resident." At 4:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor interviewed Personnel #2, the ED Nurse Manager. She was asked if the nurses perform MSE's in the ED. She stated, "No. The nurses perform triage and the physician's do the medical screening." She was asked if the nurses make the determination when the patient's are taken back to the main ED or Fast Track to see a physician. She stated, "Yes. We use the 5 level triage system. We make the determination based on the triage system who is seen first by the physician." She was asked if the Paramedic checking in the patient's performs triage. She stated, "The paramedic does a quick check based on their complaint and makes the determination which patient needs to see the nurse first." She was asked if it is the ED policy to send patient's to L&D without medical screening. She stated, "We send all of our patient's that are greater than 20 weeks pregnant to L&D for screening unless they are trauma patients." She was asked if it is the hospital policy to send pregnant patient's to L&D with a volunteer. She stated, "Yes, if the other personnel are busy." At 5:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor

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A2406 Continued From page 82 interviewed the CNO (Personnel #1). She verified it is not the hospital policy to send a patient unescorted to the L&D without a qualified medical person. She was asked if the hospital Governing Body has approved and appointed the ED and L&D RN's as QMP's to perform MSE's. She stated, "No." She verified the hospital is not following the required policies and procedures for providing appropriate MSE's with QMP's in the ED and L&D. At 8:45 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed Personnel #19, Director of Medical Staff Services. She was asked if the Residents are part of the medical staff and credentialed with privileges. She stated, "No." She verified the hospital policies and procedures and the Medical Staff Rules, Regulations and Bylaws do not allow residents to practice without direct supervision. At 9:30 A.M. on 06/30/11 the surveyor interviewed MD #7, Assistant Vice President of the Graduate Medical Education Program. He was asked if he is responsible for the Resident's that practice within the hospital. He stated, "Yes." He was asked what area's the Resident's practice within the hospital. He stated, "We have four core programs, OB, Gynecology (GYN), L&D and OR (operating room). The residents answer consultations in the OB/GYN for emergency or unassigned patient consultations. Our clinic is the Golden Cross Clinic across the street and where our residents practice. Our fellowship is located here in the hospital." He was asked if the residents are paid by the hospital to take call. He stated, "They receive a stipend/salary. They are in training and not independent practitioners and practice under an attending physician. They are

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A2406 Continued From page 83 employees of Methodist Health System and have a contract." He was asked if the hospital or program has policies and procedures for the residents. He stated, "They practice and are subject to the hospital policies and procedures. "He was asked if the residents are part of the medical staff. He stated, "No they are not privileged providers. The work under different levels of supervision which varies to what year they are in. They all have temporary permits to work as residents or students in training." A2408 489.24(d)(4-5) DELAY IN EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT (4) Delay in treatment. (i) A participating hospital may not delay providing an appropriate medical screening examination required under paragraph (a) of this section or further medical examination and treatment required under paragraph (d)(1) of this section in order to inquire about the individual's method of payment or insurance status. (ii)A participating hospital may not seek, or direct an individual to seek, authorization from the individual's insurance company for screening or stabilization services to be furnished by a hospital, physician, or nonphysician practitioner to an individual until after the hospital has provided the appropriate medical screening examination required under paragraph (a) of this section, and initiated any further medical examination and treatment that may be required to stabilize the emergency medical condition under paragraph (d)(1) of this section. (iii) An emergency physician or nonphysician practitioner is not precluded from contacting the

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A2408 Process revision to ensure that performance of
Medical Screening Examinations (MSEs) by QMPs is not delayed to inquire about patient’s method of payment or insurance status.

8-31-11

In collaboration with the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) approved the following policies related to Medical Screening Examinations: 1.) EMTALA policy was adopted and includes, among other provisions, that the MSE will not be delayed in order to inquire about the patient’s method of payment or insurance status. 2.) Patient Transfers, MHS policy #206, was revised to specifically outline the process and responsibilities related to transferring patients out of, and into, the Hospital. The Transfer Policy similarly provides that the MSE will not be delayed in order to inquire about the patient’s method of payment or insurance status.

8-29-11

Education:
An education program regarding the EMTALA and Transfer Policies and individuals allowed to

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A2408 Continued From page 84 individual's physician at any time to seek advice regarding the individual's medical history and needs that may be relevant to the medical treatment and screening of the patient, as long as this consultation does not inappropriately delay services required under paragraph (a) or paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section. Hospitals may follow reasonable registration processes for individuals for whom examination or treatment is required by this section, including asking whether an individual is insured and, if so, what that insurance is, as long as that inquiry does not delay screening or treatment. Reasonable registration processes may not unduly discourage individuals from remaining for further evaluation. A hospital meets the requirements of paragraph (d)(1)(ii) of this section with respect to an individual if the hospital offers to transfer the individual to another medical facility in accordance with paragraph (e) of this section and informs the individual (or a person acting on his or her behalf) of the risks and benefits to the individual of the transfer, but the individual (or a person acting on the individual's behalf) does not consent to the transfer. The hospital must take all reasonable steps to secure the individual's written informed refusal (or that of a person acting on his or her behalf). The written document must indicate the person has been informed of the risks and benefits of the transfer and state the reasons for the individual's refusal. The medical record must contain a description of the proposed transfer that was refused by or on behalf of the individual.

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perform MSEs was developed and will be provided to emergency and obstetrical medical staff, residents and allied health professionals and nurses. Education includes new processes, forms, and expectations. Physicians (emergency medicine and obstetricians), physician assistants, nurse practitioners and residents will be given documentation of changes via email and fax blast by September 10, 2011. ED and Labor & Delivery RNs will receive education on policies and process changes via computer based education training. Education will be presented at Obstetrics/GYN department meeting September 7, 2011. Failure to follow the medical screening process as outlined in the EMTALA policy and federal or state law will be investigated with action as appropriate determined through the medical staff peer review processes for medical staff members and through MHS Human Resources policy 347, entitled “Performance Conduct” for Hospital staff. 9-10-11

Compliance Monitoring:
Audit tool was developed for daily monitoring to ensure appropriate MSEs conducted by physicians or QMPs. Patients will be accompanied by appropriate staff and/or EMS personnel to Labor & Delivery. Audit tools will be compared to the daily central log to ensure compliance with MSE policy and process. Audit outcome results will be reported daily to the Chief Nursing Officer; aggregated results will be reported to the Medical Staff Quality Council on a monthly basis and to the Quality Review Committee of the Board at its bi-monthly meeting.

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A2408 Continued From page 85 This STANDARD is not met as evidenced by: Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital's Governing Board failed to ensure an appropriate MSE for a potential EMC was not delayed for all patients presenting to the L&D (Labor and Delivery) from 01/01/11 to 06/29/11 for 1 of 1 patients (Patient #2) in order to inquire about the patient's method of payment or insurance before determining if stabilizing treatment was required. It is determined this deficient practice creates an Immediate Jeopardy situation and places the health of the individual (or, with respect to a pregnant woman, the health of the woman or her unborn child) in serious jeopardy. Findings Included: During a tour of the facility at 3:30 P.M. on 06/29/11, the surveyor accompanied by the CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) observed the ED Volunteer (Personnel #53) escorting a pregnant patient (Patient #2) and her husband down the hall. The pregnant patient was holding her stomach and appeared to be in distress. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) stopped at the end of the hall and gave directions to Patient #2 and her husband to the L&D Unit. The Volunteer (Personnel #53) then left Patient #2 and her husband alone to find the L&D area unaccompanied. The CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) verified the escort is a volunteer and not a qualified medical person. The surveyor, CNO (Personnel #1) and the ED

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A2408 Continued From page 86 Nurse Manager (Personnel #2) then followed Patient #2 and her husband down the hall to the elevator. The CNO intervened at this point and asked the patient if she needed help. Patient #2 stated she is having contractions and is going to the L&D area. The CNO, ED Manager and the surveyor accompanied Patient #2 in the elevator to the 3rd floor where the L&D is located. The CNO asked the registration clerk to open the door to allow the patient in. The CNO handed the patient off to the L&D Nurses and gave them report. Patient #2 was then placed at the Registration desk inside the L&D area. The surveyor observed the Registration Clerk taking Patient #2's personal information including asking her for a copy of her Identification and Insurance or Medicaid paperwork prior to a medical screening examination (MSE) being performed to determine if an emergency medical condition (EMC) existed. The surveyor asked Patient #2 if she was checked into the ED and examined first before being sent to L&D. She stated, "No. The person at the desk told the Volunteer to take me to the Labor and Delivery area." RN #4 escorted Patient #2 to the patient care area to be assessed. RN #4 was asked if she does the medical screening for the L&D patients. She stated, "Yes. The nurses do it if the patient's have a private physician. They will ask us to check the patient and call them back with what the exam looked like. We let them know and if everything is ok then we discharge them home. If the patient is without a physician, we call the resident to examine them and they are listed under MD #54. He is the attending over the

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DALLAS, TX 75203
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A2408 Continued From page 87 resident program." The surveyor then interviewed the L&D Charge Nurse (RN #33). She was asked if the resident or physician performs the medical screening for patient's that present to the L&D. She stated, "No. The RN's do the medical screening." She was asked what the responsibilities of the Triage Nurse are. She stated, "The triage nurse gets the patient's to sign the consents, fills out the doctor's order sheet, performs maternal vital signs (VS), monitors the fetal heart rate (HR), uterine contractions, pain and medical history." She was asked if the attending physician comes in to see the patient when he is notified one of his or her patient's have presented to L&D. She stated, "No. Not all the time. They have privileges to see the fetal strip on a computer." She was asked if the residents perform care on the patients. She stated, "Yes, with help of the attending." At 4:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor interviewed Personnel #2, the ED Nurse Manager. She was asked if the nurses perform MSE's in the ED. She stated, "No. The nurses perform triage and the physician's do the medical screening." She was asked if the nurses make the determination when the patient's are taken back to the main ED or Fast Track to see a physician. She stated, "Yes. We use the 5 level triage system. We make the determination based on the triage system who is seen first by the physician." She was asked if the Paramedic checking in the patient's performs triage. She stated, "The paramedic does a quick check based on their complaint and makes the determination which patient needs to see the nurse first." She was asked if it is the ED policy to

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1441 NORTH BECKLEY AVENUE

DALLAS, TX 75203
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A2408 Continued From page 88 send patient's to L&D without medical screening. She stated, "We send all of our patient's that are greater than 20 weeks pregnant to L&D for screening unless they are trauma patients." She was asked if it is the hospital policy to send pregnant patient's to L&D with a volunteer. She stated, "Yes, if the other personnel are busy." At 5:00 P.M. on 06/29/11 the surveyor interviewed the CNO (Personnel #1). She verified the hospital policies and procedures were not followed in regards to inquiring about the patient's method of payment or insurance prior to providing MSE's.

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