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Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP

Rick Curtis is Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ – the nation’s newest CMS approved accreditor for acute care hospitals.. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on accreditation standards and the certification survey process. Rick's clinical background is in critical care nursing with a focus in cardiovascular service lines. He has held both clinical and executive management level positions in Quality, Risk, Education, Infection Control, and Regulatory Compliance. Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick received his Nursing Degree from the University of Hawaii and has a Master of Science Degree in Health Services Administration. Rick is a resident of Round Rock, TX.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

TeleMedicine - Is Your Hospital CMS Compliant?

By: Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP
November 11th, 2014

TeleMedicine? What's That? Advances in technology have fundamentally changed how healthcare is delivered. Hospitals now have access to clinicians that provide high-quality care by remote locations. Twenty years ago, the idea of a physician in New York treating a patient in Montana via live computer feed was a pipe dream. Today, it’s common practice – and it’s called telemedicine.

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Healthcare Provider Credentialing

Integrating Disparate Medical Staffs

By: Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP
September 17th, 2014

For years, multi-hospital systems have looked for ways to consolidate medical staffs only to be stymied by an age old Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that each hospital have its own separate and distinct organized medical staff.

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