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Webinar: CMS Discharge Planning Standards

June 13 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am CDT

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Overview: This program will focus on the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) and the CMS hospital proposed changes to the discharge planning standards. This session will be beneficial for hospitals as well as Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Sue will focus on how to work with these proposed changes. Hospitals and CAHs should start thinking about how they will comply with these reforms, including the rewriting of the transfer form, the collection of five new data elements, and changes to the discharge evaluation form to collect five required standardized assessment elements. These elements will need to be included in all discharge instructions. Sue will also discuss CMS discharge requirements regarding medication reconciliation and patient medication side effects instructions. This will impact hospitals, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, and long term care hospitals.

Target Audience: Anyone involved with discharge planning, including, but not limited to discharge planners, transitional care staff, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, nurse educators, and risk management staff, performance improvement coordinators, and anyone involved with redesigning the discharge process to prevent unnecessary readmissions should attend.

Sue Dill Calloway
Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. Sue has authored over 100 books and numerous articles. She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of health care law, risk management, and patient safety. Sue has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List five requirements that must be included in the discharge instructions
  • Describe what is now required to be included in the transfer form
  • Identify how the discharge summary and instructions should be sent to the primary care practitioner within 48 hours of discharge.
  • Discuss the five items that are essential in the standardized assessment form as required by the federal IMPACT law.

Registration: There is a site fee of $150.00 per session (SDAHO Institutional Member) per connection for each facility to participate in this program. Advance registration is required to ensure delivery of instructional materials. Cancellation must be made 3 business days prior to this event to receive a refund of registration fees paid. Please contact Rhonda Christensen at 605/361-2281 for registration and/or further information by June 8, 2017.

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June 13
9:00 am to 11:00 am
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