WEBINAR: CMS Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Hospital CoPs

This webinar will cover all of what the radiology and nuclear medicine standards requires for hospitals from CMS.

Webinar Objectives:
recall that CMS rewrote the radiology and nuclear medicine provisions in the hospital CoP manual
discuss that there are a number of policies and procedures required for radiology by CMS
describe that the hospital must have diagnostic radiology services that meet standards of care and standards of practice
recall that an order is needed for any radiology or nuclear medicine test

Target Audience
Radiology department director, radiology medical director, radiology staff, patient safety officer, risk manager, compliance officer, regulatory affairs officers, chief operating officer, risk management, chief medical officer (CMO), emergency department physicians, clinic physicians, physicist, education department staff, chief nursing officer, hospital legal counsel, or any person in charge to ensure compliance with CMS guidelines on radiology and nuclear medicine.

Webinar Topics:
How to locate a copy of the current CMS CoP manual?
The risk of ionizing radiation
Increased patient exposure and the risk of cancer
Safety precautions to decrease radiation exposure
o Trained staff, identify high risk patient, appropriate shielding, inspect and calibrate the equipment
FDA initiative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure
Diagnostic radiology and standards
Therapeutic radiology and standards
Required policies and procedures
CT scans, radiation therapy, ultrasound, MRI. DEXA scan etc.
Radiology services to meet the needs of patients
Direct service or through contractual agreements
Order needed
Badge tests or exposure meters for radiation
Must be provided in accordance with the standard of care
Monitoring for quality and safety in radiology services
Blue boxes
Need qualified director of radiology
Reports signed by practitioner who interpreted them
Record retention period
Nuclear Medicine guidelines

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: 
Nursing participants: 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.
6/5/2017 9:00 AM - 6/5/2017 11:00 AM
United States


Monday, 05 June 2017

6/5/2017 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6/5/2017 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6/5/2017 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6/5/2017 9:00 AM

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