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October 2019

Protocols, Standing Orders, Order Sets, and Preprinted Orders: Cracking the Code of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and The Joint Commission (TJC) Requirements

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Our speaker will review the interpretive guidelines and regulations required by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to standing orders, protocols, order sets, and preprinted orders. Regarding standing orders, Tag 457 will be discussed, including the four separate sections in the hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) manual which regulate this issue, including the requirements that have been moved from Tag 405 to Tag 457. Additionally, standing orders related to medication approval and radiology standards will… Continue Reading Protocols, Standing Orders, Order Sets, and Preprinted Orders: Cracking the Code of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and The Joint Commission (TJC) Requirements

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November 2019

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

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

Course Curriculum 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… Continue Reading Discharge Planning: Compliance with the New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Hospital & Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

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Reviewing and Updating Your Chargemaster for CY 2020

November 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The chargemaster is a linchpin within the overall revenue cycle; therefore, it is necessary to keep it up-to-date on reimbursement processes and proper compliance. The chargemaster is a direct and indirect target of compliance for both governmental programs and third-part payers.As you will learn in this session, chargemasters are complex and can be organized in different ways. Adding to the complexity is the continuing controversy over hospital pricing. A carefully crafted systematic process is necessary to audit a… Continue Reading Reviewing and Updating Your Chargemaster for CY 2020

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Boards and Medical Staff: Complying with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital CoPs has sections on both board and medical staff and includes information on credentialing and privileging requirements; implementing Medical Staff (MS) bylaws and rules and regulations; hospitals in systems; board responsibility for quality and safety; sharing a board in hospital systems; policy development; and history and physicals.Many changes were made April of 2015 and some hospitals are still struggling to ensure compliance. Therefore, the board and medical staff sections… Continue Reading Boards and Medical Staff: Complying with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs)

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The Evolution of Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

November 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have finalized sweeping changes to the documentation and coding guidelines for evaluation and management (E/M) services. The changes are scheduled to be implemented January 1, 2021. The adequacy of clinical documentation and accuracy of coding are critical to an organization’s compliance and financial success. Ensuring that your staff know and understand the changes and that the updates are made to your systems in a… Continue Reading The Evolution of Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Problem of Epidemic Proportion

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Now more ever, employers encounter issues with employees who suffer from alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health issues. Whether such issues cause performance issues, prompt leave requests or necessitate separation, the laws related to these issues are both varied and complex. This session will navigate an employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state drug testing statutes and other relevant laws.  Learning Objectives Understand an employer’s basic legal obligations… Continue Reading Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Problem of Epidemic Proportion

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Medicare’s New Enrollment and Program Integrity Rules – What You Need to Know NOW

November 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum On Sept. 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule with comment period (Final Rule) entitled, “Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process.” This new Final Rule significantly expands the enrollment requirements for the Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs, while expanding the ability of Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs to revoke the enrollment of current providers and suppliers, and denying applicants to any or all… Continue Reading Medicare’s New Enrollment and Program Integrity Rules – What You Need to Know NOW

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Leapfrog 101 – Survey Overview and Ratings Guide

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The Leapfrog Group releases its hospital scorecard twice a year assigning grades from A to F to more than 2,600 hospitals across the country. This course is an opportunity to learn more about the Leapfrog survey and ratings to guide hospital strategy. Participants will gain understanding about the interplay between the AHA Annual Survey and the Leapfrog Safety Grades and be provided information on how the two surveys influence their grade. The session includes an overview of the… Continue Reading Leapfrog 101 – Survey Overview and Ratings Guide

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The Board’s Evolving Role in Quality Oversight and Patient Experience

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum The United States’ health care delivery system is undergoing an unprecedented transformation and experiencing a fundamental shift in how care is delivered and paid for in this county. In light of this shift, hospitals and health care systems across the country are looking to transform their organizations. Among the many areas of change, organizations are increasingly focusing their attention on quality, patient safety and patient experience. While most hospital and health system boards recognize the importance of quality… Continue Reading The Board’s Evolving Role in Quality Oversight and Patient Experience

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Telehealth: Helping your Health System Move Forward

November 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Telehealth is one of the most significant trends in healthcare, serving as a way to ensure that people can get care when and where they need it. It is dramatically changing the delivery of healthcare and has the potential to be disruptive and transformative. Representatives at hospitals and health systems are eager to hear the latest news and want to learn how leaders in the field are breaking new ground. There is a definite need for innovation at… Continue Reading Telehealth: Helping your Health System Move Forward

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