About the Webinar
Every hospital should be prepared in case a surveyor showed up at your door tomorrow. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. It is a great way to educate everyone in your hospital on all the sections in the CMS hospital manual especially ones that applies to their department. Hospitals have seen a significant increase in survey activity by CMS along with an increase number of deficiencies. Common deficiencies and how to avoid them will be discussed. Hospitals will learn how to do a gap analysis to increase compliance.
There are many changes in 2020 from the 600 pages of CMS new discharge planning and Hospital Improvement Rules. These address requirements for the antibiotic stewardship program, access to medical records, QAPI, infection control, policy review every two years, emergency preparedness, credentialing of the dietician, quality and appropriateness of the diagnosis, four changes to the swing bed requirements, and more.
- Describe that CMS requires that the board must enter into a written agreement if the hospital wants to enter into a telemedicine contract;
- Discuss that CMS has a list of emergency drugs and emergency equipment that every CAH must have;
- Recall that the length of stay in the CAH should not exceed 96 hours on an annual average basis; and
- Discuss recommendations to do a gap analysis to ensure compliance with all the hospital CoPs.
About the Speaker
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, J.D., has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. Prior to her current role, she was the director of hospital patient safety for The Doctors' Company and OHIC Insurance Company. She has led many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. Ms. Dill has authored more than 100 books and numerous articles, is a frequent speaker, and well known across the country in health care law, risk management, and patient safety.