WEBINAR: CMS Discharge Planning Proposed Changes

This webinar will discuss two issues that are of extreme importance to all hospitals including critical access hospitals. It relates to a federal law that has been passed called the IMPACT Act. The second topic to be covered is the CMS hospital proposed changes to the discharge planning standards.

CMS Discharge Planning Proposed Changes and the Impact Act

Webinar Objectives:
• recall the five things that must be included in the discharge instructions
• describe the many things that are now required to be included in the transfer form
• identify that the discharge summary and instructions will need to be sent to the primary care practitioner within 48 hours of discharge
• discuss that there are five things that must be in the standardized assessment form as required by the federal  IMPACT law

Target Audience
Discharge planners, transitional care nurses, social workers, chief nursing officer (CNO), compliance officer, chief operation officer, chief medical officers, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, risk managers, social workers, regulatory officer, physician advisor, UR nurses, compliance officer, Joint Commission coordinator, nurse educators, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, staff nurses, physicians, nurse managers, PI director, health information director, billing office director, patient safety officer, and anyone else involved with the discharge planning. Any person serving on a hospital committee to redesign the discharge process to prevent unnecessary readmissions should also attend.

Webinar Topics:


• Federal law
• History and reason for law
• Four options for post-acute providers (PAC) which includes home health, SNF, inpatient rehab and LTC hospitals
• Determining most appropriate setting
• Requirement to measure five things including functional status and changes, skin integrity and changes, medication reconciliation etc.
• Standardized assessment and five requirements
• Use of common standards and definitions
• Resource use measures

Proposed Changes to the CMS Discharge Planning CoPs

• History
• Discharge planning worksheet
• Prevention of hospital readmissions
• Relationship to IMPACT Act
• Focus on patient goals and preferences
• Discharge plan
• Applies to inpatients, ED, observation and same day surgery patients
• Identification of discharge needs must be done with 24 hours
• Qualified person to coordinate discharge needs evaluation
• Ability to do self-care
• Transfer form new requirements
• Redrafting the discharge planning evaluation form to include new requirements
• 5 requirements of discharge instructions
• Medication reconciliation
• Notification of side effects of medications
• Discharge summary to provider within 48 hours

Faculty: Sue Dill Calloway, RN, Esq. CPRHM, AD, BA, BSN, MSN, JD, Attorney at Law, President of Patient Safety Healthcare Consulting and Education Company

Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N, J.D. is a nurse attorney and President of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education. She was the past VP of Legal Services at a community hospital in addition to being the Privacy Officer and the Compliance Officer. She worked for over 8 years as the Director of Risk Management and Health Policy for the Ohio Hospital Association. She was also the immediate past director of hospital patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Insurance Company in Columbus area for five years. She does frequent lectures on legal and risk management issues and writes numerous publications.

Ms. Calloway has given many presentations locally and nationally to nurses, physicians and attorneys on medical and legal issues. She has authored numerous articles and over 1000 articles and 100 books, including the 2009 Joint Commission Leadership Standard (HCPro), Nursing and the Law (PESI, 1986 and 1987), Ohio Nursing Law (West Publishing), Nursing Ethics and the Law (PESI, 1986), Legal Issues in Supervising Nurses (PESI, 1988), Medicine Made Easy (PESI, 1992) and The Law for Nurses Who Supervise/Manage Others (PESI, 1993), Legal Issues in Obstetrics (PESI, 1997) and JC Leadership Standards (HCPro, 2004), and the Compliance Guide to the CMS and the Joint Commission Patient Rights Standards (HCPro, 2005), and the 2009 book on the Joint Commission Leadership Standards (HCPro). She often writes articles called the “CMS Corner” in Briefings on the Joint Commission. Ms Calloway is a 1996 recipient of PESI's Excellence in Education Award.

Nursing CEU Credits:  This program has been approved for 2.4 contact hours by the Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number 339. Completion of offering required prior to awarding certificate.
All other participants: Must attend the entire Webinar and complete a Webinar critique to receive a 2 Hour Attendance Certificate.
4/10/2017 9:00 AM - 4/10/2017 11:00 AM
United States


Monday, 10 April 2017

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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4/10/2017 9:00 AM
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