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Dietary, Food and Nutrition Services

October 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT


Meeting the CMS Hospital and CAH CoPs, DNV Healthcare and TJC Requirements

Due to COVID-19, the registration is per hospital and not per connection for this webinar. Please only select a qty. of “1” under Registration and indicate the number of connections requested when completing the Attendee information.

A recording link of the webinar will be made available to all registrants for 60 days post-webinar.

This program will discuss the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital and critical access hospital (CAH) conditions of participation (CoPs) requirements for dietary and food and nutrition services. It is an important part of the CMS survey and this area has received increased scrutiny of their standards especially in the area of infection control. CMS previously made 3 changes to the dietary guidelines for hospitals and rewrote all the dietary guidelines for critical access hospitals that went into effect April 1, 2015 with an amendment November 29, 2019.

This program will also cover the Joint Commission (TJC) provision of care chapter standards related to dietary and the TJC dietary tracer information. The tracer is used to assess and determine the degree of compliance with standards and elements of performance related to nutrition care. The DNV Healthcare dietary standards will also be discussed.

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

  • Discuss that the Joint Commission has a tracer for food and dietetic services.
  • Describe that CMS has a section on food and nutrition services in the hospital condition of participation standards.
  • Recall that the Joint Commission provision of care chapter has several standards on dietetic services.

Dieticians, directors of dietary, dietary staff, Joint Commission liaison or accreditation directors for DNV Healthcare, CMS or regulatory staff, compliance officers, chief operating officers, chief nursing officers, nurses and nurse managers, nurse educators, chief medical officers, medical staff, and anyone else responsible for complying with the CMS, DNV Healthcare or TJC standards that affect dietary and nutrition services.

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, 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 patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty 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 patient safety and risk management 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, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  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. 

October 15; 5:00 p.m. MDT

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October 22, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
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