Webinar: CMS Hospital Improvement Final Rules
10mar1:00 pm3:00 pmWebinar: CMS Hospital Improvement Final Rules
Register Here *This webinar is part of the SDAHO 2021 Education Package
*This webinar is part of the SDAHO 2021 Education Package – check with your facility to see if you are registered for the package*
CMS has finalized some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know, including critical access hospitals. It was 393 pages long and combined three laws into one. This includes changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights, H&Ps, and restraint and seclusion. Effective date was November 29, 2019. However Critical Access Hospitals have until end of March 2021 to implement a QAPI program since their QAPI requirements were completely written.
It will also require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. The CDC revised the core elements in November of 2019. Also a great part of this document included things that CMS has found to be problematic in hospitals that are already a requirement in the hospital CoPs. CMS also clarified a number of existing requirements and a number of federal regulations that are already final which makes this webinar an excellent resource.
- Recall that hospitals have requirements in the CMS CoPs on antimicrobial stewardship program
- Discuss that CMS change the term LIP (licensed independent practitioner) to LP (licensed practitioner) so PAs can order restraint and seclusion and do assessments if allowed by the hospital
- Describe that the hospital must have policies that describe which outpatient areas require a RN
- Recall CMS removed the section that required hospitals to conduct autopsies in cases of unusual deaths
Laura A. Dixon served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020. In her role, Ms. Dixon provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states. Such services included creation of and presentations on risk management topics, assessment of healthcare facilities; and development of programs and compilation of reference materials that complement physician-oriented products.
Ms. Dixon has more than twenty 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 patient safety and risk management 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, RECEP of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.
Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $99 per SDAHO Member facility/$149 per non-member facility.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST