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Discharge Planning: Compliance with the New CMS Conditions of Participation

July 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT


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 (not to exceed 5) when completing the Attendee information.

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 that you will have 120 days to view at your convenience at no additional charge.

All hospitals, including those designated as critical access, need to attend this important webinar. This program will cover the new changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discharge planning standards that became effective Nov. 29, 2019. These apply to all hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid, and, for the first time, will apply to critical access hospitals. Fortunately, CMS scaled back on many of the proposed rules that caused concern for hospitals.

This webinar will review regulations on several topics, including patient timely access to medical records; the discharge planning process; transfers to other recommendations, and reduction of factors that lead to preventable readmissions.

This program will also cover sections that were not adopted by CMS, but are included in recommendations, including the prescription drug monitoring program, medication reconciliation, and the discharge summary.

Come join this important webinar to learn about what your hospital must do to be in compliance with the revised discharge planning standards.

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

  • Discuss how CMS has revised the discharge planning requirements that apply to all hospitals and critical access hospitals.
  • Recall that patients and physicians can request a discharge planning evaluation.
  • Discuss that information about the hospitalization must be provided to the physician or provider before the first post hospital visit.
  • Describe that the patient has a right to get timely medical records, including a copy of the discharge plan.

Discharge planners, transitional care nurses, social workers, chief nursing officer, compliance or regulatory officers, nurse educators, risk managers, and anyone else involved with the discharge planning.

Sue Dill Calloway is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company, where she focuses on medical legal education, especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. Previously, Calloway was  a director of risk management and patient safety for the Doctors Company. She was the VP of legal services at a community hospital and served as the privacy officer and the compliance officer. She was also a medical malpractice defense attorney for 10 years and has three nursing degrees in addition to a law degree.

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

Thursday, July 2; 5:00 p.m. MDT

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July 9, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
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