Overview: On Nov. 29 CMS’s new Final Rules, Revisions to Discharge Planning Requirements and the Omnibus Burden Reduction Conditions
Overview: On Nov. 29 CMS’s new Final Rules, Revisions to Discharge Planning Requirements and the Omnibus Burden Reduction Conditions of Participation (CoPs), go into effect. This course will discuss the discharge planning and burden reduction rules including a discussion of the changes to the Medicare Conditions of Participation and the legal impact of the new rules on hospitals, including critical access hospitals (CAHs). This course will also provide operational insights and practical considerations for hospitals implementing these changes for the first time. In addition, this course will highlight ongoing monitoring techniques to help ensure hospitals remain compliant with the new discharge planning and burden reduction requirements.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the new discharge planning and burden reduction regulations and their impact on hospitals.
- Identify key operational challenges facing hospitals implementing the new requirements for the first time.
- Discuss techniques hospitals can use on an ongoing basis to help ensure compliance going forward.
H. Carol Saul, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
H. Carol Saul is a partner in AGG’s health care practice and co-chairs its hospitals and health systems team. Ms. Saul’s practice focuses on regulatory counseling to private equity investors in the health care sector and to a broad range of providers: hospitals, academic medical centers, physical therapy, home health, hospice, and assisted living. Her areas of focus include the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and other federal and state fraud and abuse laws, compliance counseling, privacy and security (HIPAA/HITECH Act), health regulatory due diligence and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement matters.
Charmaine Mech, Associate, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Charmaine Mech is an associate in AGG’s health care practice and a member of its hospitals and health systems industry team and health care real estate team. She represents a wide range of clients in the health care industry, providing guidance on federal and state issues relating to compliance, facility licensure, certificate of need, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, HIPAA, and health care transactions.
The speakers have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
Fees are per connection at a facility and include electronic handout, and one connection line to the live webinar.
SDAHO Member: $150
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm