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CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Telemedicine Standards: Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MST


Due to COVID-19, the registration fee is per hospital and not per connection for this webinar. A single registration provides multiple lines for employees at your hospital, including a link to view the recording. Please only select a qty. of “1” under Registration and indicate the number of connections requested when completing the Attendee information. This person will be responsible for sharing the access information with others who wish to participate. 

Not sure if you’ll be able to make the live session? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience at no additional charge for 60 days post-webinar. 

There are federal regulations on telemedicine along with the CMS hospital CoP interpretive guidelines. CMS has been issuing quarterly reports of the number of hospital deficiencies, and this program will discuss the most problematic standards in the telemedicine interpretive guidelines. The most problematic standard is the failure of the hospital to have the required sections in the contract for telemedicine services. This webinar will cover what provisions need to be in the telemedicine contract. Throughout this webinar you will learn all about the regulations and interpretive guidelines as well as the responsibilities of the board, medical staff, and hospitals to ensure compliance with the regulations.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss that there is both a regulation and CMS interpretive guidelines which are now part of the hospital CoPs on telemedicine credentialing
  • Recall that CMS includes a mechanism for all hospitals to use proxy credentialing with a Medicare-certified hospital or other telemedicine entities
  • Describe that the hospital has to have a written agreement that specifies the responsibilities of the distant-site hospital to meet the required credentialing requirements
  • Recall that Joint Commission has standards on telemedicine in the leadership chapter

Chief Medical Officers, Medical Staff leaders, Credentialing and Privileging Professionals, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, legal counsel, compliance officers, Teleradiology professionals, nurse educators, Telemedicine directors, and anyone with responsibility for accreditation or contracting for telemedicine services.

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM, is the president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting. She previously served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, Ms. Dixon provided consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states. 

Ms. Dixon has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services and pain management. Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California. In this capacity, she provided consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.

As a registered nurse and attorney, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

March 2; 5:00 p.m. MTN

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March 4
8:00 am - 10:00 am MST
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