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August 2019

Restraints and Seclusion

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Restraints and seclusion continue to be commonly cited and are a top concern to hospitals during surveys and complaint investigations conducted by CMS, state survey agencies and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission and Det Norske Veritas. This webinar will address restraint and seclusion regulations, citations and much more.  Learning Objectives Describe CMS definitions of restraints and seclusion.Describe which restraint regulations are at greatest risk for citation and how to prevent a citation.Demonstrate requirements to utilize restraints.Identify… Continue Reading Restraints and Seclusion

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Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue. They are the number one hospital acquired condition (HAC). Patient death or serious injury associated with a fall is also one of the 29 National Quality Forum Never Events in which some states have agreed not to bill. Also, falls can result in the filing of a medical malpractice case. Every hospital should consider having a falls team to look at this important patient safety issue. Preventing falls… Continue Reading Preventing Patient Falls: What Every Hospital Should Know

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Medical Records: Compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Proposed Changes

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This program will cover the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records. This is an extremely important section and includes hot issues like verbal orders, history and physicals, organization of the department, standing orders, discharge summaries and medication orders. It will include the 2019 proposed changes under the Hospital Improvement Rule, which contains changes to outpatient medical records, the rights of patients, and documentation changes. Our speaker will also cover information… Continue Reading Medical Records: Compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Proposed Changes

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Infection control is hit hard during a hospital survey. Every facility should have a full-working familiarity with the CMS interpretive guidelines as well as the proposed changes for assessing compliance with the infection control conditions of participation (CoPs).This presentation will show how to be ready for surveyors and will provide a better understanding of the CMS infection control interpretive guidelines and worksheet. The speaker will also discuss the proposed infection control standards and changes, including the requirement to… Continue Reading The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes and the Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization

August 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This session will address the difficult task of determining how to categorize supply items and devices in the chargemaster. Due consideration is given to the shifting stance and guidance provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over the past several years. Particular attention is given to APCs and associated coding concepts of “Not reporting separately” and “Not to be billed separately.” Categorization of supply items including drugs, is a difficult issue for hospital chargemaster personnel. The… Continue Reading Chargemasters: Proper Supply & Device Categorization

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Building a Compliant Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Testing Program

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Program requirements are many and along with regulations related to Department of Transportation, the opioid addiction crisis and issues related to medical marijuana, setting up a proper program means understanding the various conflicting interests and governmental agencies. This session will clear up those obligations and set forth the elements to create a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. Learning Objectives Describe elements required for a drug and alcohol program in a health care setting.Recognize and discuss risks and… Continue Reading Building a Compliant Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Testing Program

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September 2019

Coding, Billing & Reimbursement for Non-Emergent Care in the Emergency Department (ED)

September 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This webinar addresses the levels and types of services in the ED and differentiates between emergent, urgent and clinical levels of services. This program will help personnel understand the reasons for increasing volumes of urgent and clinical level services in the ED, the increasing needs for fast tracks and establishment of urgent-care clinics; and pressures on Medicare and other third-party payers to create special coding, billing and reimbursement processes for non-emergent care in hospital EDs. The webinar will… Continue Reading Coding, Billing & Reimbursement for Non-Emergent Care in the Emergency Department (ED)

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Understanding Performance Management Tools

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum There’s a lot more to managing performance than defining job requirements and performing an annual performance review. In this webinar, we will explore other performance management tools and the appropriate use for each. Learning Objectives  Understand the function of job descriptions in performance management; Identify how often you should assess job performance in your company; Recognize the importance of the ongoing performance conversation; Distinguish the difference between corrective action and individual development plans; Describe how key performance indicators can be integral to… Continue Reading Understanding Performance Management Tools

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EMTALA 3-Part Program | Update 2019: The Most Cited Deficiencies by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Hospitals

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$400 – $800

Series Dates/Times Part 1 – September 12; 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MDT Part 2 – September 19; 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MDT Part 3 – September 26; 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MDT Course Curriculum Every hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the federal law and CMS Interpretive guidelines on Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Part 1 of this 3-part program will include the basic concept of… Continue Reading EMTALA 3-Part Program | Update 2019: The Most Cited Deficiencies by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Hospitals

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Patient Communications, E-mail and Texting – How to Meet Patient Requests for Information and Stay Within the HIPAA Rules

September 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$160.00 – $320

Course Curriculum Communications in health care is an increasingly complex issue. The use of texting and plain e-mail, along with patient access to health information, are two of the most current issues in HIPAA compliance and enforcement. Providing appropriate access is one of the cornerstones of HIPAA and has been identified as an area of serious non-compliance that has been targeted in the most recent round of HIPAA Audits. Proper evaluation and management of risks is also on the hot… Continue Reading Patient Communications, E-mail and Texting – How to Meet Patient Requests for Information and Stay Within the HIPAA Rules

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