Is your Hospital requiring a copy of your diploma or transcripts?
- 0Mar 16, '13 by floridaboundrnSo my hospital is telling me that CMS is now requiring all licensed RNs in the ICU to have a copy of their diploma or transcripts on file in HR proving they graduated from nursing school.
If you have a license, doesn't the state issuing the license do a background check and make sure the requirements (graduation) are met prior to issuing a license?!
If CMS is nationwide, then we should all have to do this correct?
Is everyone diggin their diploma out to copy when they have been licensed for 20 years?
- 0I know people who obtained their licenses, but forthwith sake if protection d/t DV, they are not listed for licensing in public record, as well as facilities may not always have the technology to run a license check. People once in a blue moon, at least 2-3 every 1-2 years is caught committing fraud by practicing as a nurse in my area. There was a man recently portraying himself as a doctor even though he was a janitor at a hospital...just because we gave technology, doesn't mean that fraud will go away or not be committed; technology does guarantee that they will be caught.
- 0They still want proof. They want official transcripts with the seal...most official transcripts are in specific paper; they will even contact the school for validity.
Also, CMS funds nursing care using a hospital economic model...they use a different model in home health:
Example; look at fifth blue highlight:
You can also look up CMS-1533-FC...it's a 2,000+ document. These changes were in result if the Medicare changes in 2006, which outlined the model that they are shifting to outcome-based reimbursement, mainly because if the positive outcomes of nursing care.
Even though doctors help with revenue, good nursing care improves hospital economics overall, increased funding for hospitals. (In nurses pockets, depending on the hospital...some hospitals boast this information, and gave shared the wealth.)
This rule has been effective since 2008, may have been a grace period in getting things up and running, and validation for education may be required, just like physicians.
I noticed when nursing applications started asking about Medicare exclusion...this is what it is all about, I guess. *shrugs*