Preliminary Denial of Accreditation: Actions, Recovery, and Prevention - On-Demand

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Preliminary Denial of Accreditation: Actions, Recovery, and Prevention

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Presented on:
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Presented by:
Kurt A Patton, MS, RPh.

When the Joint Commission hands out a Preliminary Denial of Accreditation (PDA) decision, you have a small window to set things right. If you can’t get your hospital to band together to fix the problem, a PDA can cost you your accreditation, reputation, and ability to treat patients. And that’s before CMS gets involved.

Join former Joint Commission surveyor Kurt Patton, MS, RPh, this December as he reviews how you might get a PDA, what you can do about it, and what surveyors will expect during their follow-up.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Contest a PDA decision
  • Develop a corrective action plan in less than 10 days
  • Focus and prepare for the 60-day PDA follow-up survey
  • Get organized and keep staff and leaders accountable for deadlines
  • Prioritize the most difficult performance-based findings in preparation for the 60-day follow-up survey


  • What to do if you think an “immediate threat” or “immediate jeopardy” situation is pending
  • What to do if your report is posted and you are surprised to learn it is PDA
  • How to develop a strategy to dig your way out of this situation
  • How to do a corrective action plan in contrast with an Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC)
  • How to prepare for the most difficult survey you’ve ever experienced: the 60-day PDA follow-up survey

Who Should Listen?

  • Quality directors
  • Accreditation managers
  • CEOs
  • CNOs
  • Facilities directors

Meet the Speaker

Kurt A. Patton
Kurt A. Patton, MS, RPh,is the founder and president emeritus of Patton Healthcare Consulting, Inc. Previously, Patton served as the executive director of accreditation services at The Joint Commission. There, he managed the full cycle of accreditation, including recruiting staff, educating the workforce and client base, application processing, scheduling, and report and decision processing. Patton has seen the Preliminary Denial of Accreditation (PDA) process both from The Joint Commission’s perspective and as a consultant, and he works with organizations to prevent a PDA from becoming a full denial of accreditation.



Webinar system requirements and program materials: 
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled 
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices 

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. 

No problem. The On-Demand version will be available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $199 value! 

Participation in the webinar is just $199 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

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