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Discharge Planning

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MST

Compliance with the New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Hospital & Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

During this program, Sue Dill Calloway will discuss the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care (IMPACT) Act and how it impacts hospital discharge planning. She will review the new regulations (published on Sept. 26) on timely patient access to medical records, the discharge planning process, discharge instructions and planning requirements. She will also review transfers to other facilities; assessment of 30-day readmissions; caregiver rights and recommendations; reduction of factors that lead to preventable readmissions; and timely discharge planning.

Calloway will identify what was not adopted by CMS. In many sections that were not adopted, CMS made recommendations to hospitals. Additionally, she will breifly discuss the final surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the CMS hospital CoPs for discharge planning. Come join this important webinar to learn abou how to be compliant with the revised discharge planning standards.

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the revised CMS discharge planning requirements that apply to all hospitals and critical access hospitals.
  • Explain how both patients and physicians can request a discharge planning evaluation.
  • Discuss how hospitalization information must be provided to the physician or provider before the first post-hospital visit.
  • Describe how patients have the right to get medical records, including a copy of their discharge plans, in a timely manner.

Anyone involved with discharge planning, including transitional care staff, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, nurse educators, and risk management staff, performance improvement coordinators, and anyone involved with redesigning the discharge process to prevent unnecessary readmissions.

Sue Dill Calloway, President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education & Consulting. She was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.

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

Registration Deadline: October 29; 5:00 p.m. MDT | Registration fees are for one (1) connection.


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November 5
8:00 am - 10:00 am (MST)
$160 – $320
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