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CMS 2019 Pharmacy and Medication: Complying with the Hospital CoPs and Proposed Changes

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

$160 – $320

This session will review the top problematic Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) pharmacy standards. CMS now issues a deficiency report showing when the pharmacy is in noncompliance. The CMS interpretive guidelines address medication management and pharmacy-related standards. These standards are reviewed when CMS conducts a compliance or validation survey. Medication errors make up the largest number of medical errors in health care today and are the most common reason for unnecessary readmissions to the hospital.

Nursing personnel should understand medication and pharmacy standards. These include medication errors, adverse events, drug incompatibilities, self-administered medication and required medication policies. This program will address these standards and how best to stay in compliance.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Explain how all hospitals that receive Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement must follow medication guidelines for all patients.
  • Identify the CMS requirement for beyond use date (BUD) and compounding.
  • Identify the number of CMS pharmacy policies and procedures.
  • Describe the CMS requirement for a policy on high-risk drugs such as double checks or dose limits.

Pharmacists, physicians, nurses and nursing supervisors, patient safety and risk management staff, performance improvement personnel, Joint Commission staff, compliance officers and other personnel who participate in the medication process.

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, JD, 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.

Additionally, Calloway has authored over 100 books and numerous articles. The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.

April 2, 5:00 p.m. MDT


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April 9
8:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409