What is a Health Compliance Grade?

A Healthcare Compliance Grade is comprised of:

OSHA

Standard to protect employees from the health hazards of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Employers are subject to OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard if they have employees whose jobs put them at reasonable risk of coming into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials.

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a US law designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers.

OVERALL PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES

Formalized, written policies and procedures fulfill a number of important purposes:

  • Facilitate adherence with recognized professional practices.
  • Promote compliance with regulations, statutes, and accreditation requirements (e.g. HIPAA, EMTALA, CMS Conditions of Participation, DNV/Joint Commission).
  • Reduce practice variation.
  • Standardize practices across multiple entities within a single a health system.
  • Serve as a resource for staff, particularly new personnel.
  • Reduce reliance on memory, which, when overtaxed, has been shown to be a major source of human errors or oversights.