Emergency Services: Complying with the CMS Hospital CoPs
August 3 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am MDT$160
Due to COVID-19, the registration fee is per individual hospital (not system) for this webinar. A single registration provides multiple lines for employees at your hospital, including a link to view the recording for 60 days post-webinar. Please only select a qty. of “1” under Registration and indicate the number of connections requested for your hospital when completing the Attendee information. The person completing the registration will be responsible for sharing the access information with others from your hospital 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 at no additional charge.
This webinar covers the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that affect the emergency department. These interpretive guidelines are located in two separate sections of the CMS hospital CoPs manual.
Any hospital that accepts Medicare must follow the CMS CoPs for all patients. This session discusses staffing requirements, provision of services both on and off-campus, EMTALA, required policies and procedures, training requirements, medical director requirement, and compliance with standards of care. The webinar will also discuss the requirements for restraint and seclusion, grievances, and protocols.
This program will help educate what hospital emergency departments need to do to prevent being out of compliance with the CMS hospital CoPs requirements.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall that CMS has a section in the hospital CoP manual on emergency services
- Discuss that CMS requires the emergency department to have specified policies and procedures
- Describe that there are restraint and seclusion standards that staff must follow
- Explain what is required if the patient files a grievance
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Director, Joint Commission Coordinator, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel
Laura A. Dixon 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 of Professional Nursing. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.
This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
July 27; 5:00 p.m. MTN
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