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Dietary, Food and Nutrition Services: Meeting the CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Requirements

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am MST


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 program will discuss the Centers for Medicare & 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 three changes to the dietary guidelines for hospitals while also rewriting 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 Det Norske Veritas (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.

Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, 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 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.

November 9; 5:00 p.m. MTN

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$ 160.00


November 16
8:00 am - 9:30 am MST
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