Webinar: Commonly Cited Deficiencies for Critical Access Hospitals

13feb10:00 am12:00 pmWebinar: Commonly Cited Deficiencies for Critical Access Hospitals

Event Details

Critical access hospitals are required to comply with CMS conditions of participation. There are commonly cited deficiencies during standard surveys and complaint investigations of critical access hospitals. This presentation identifies the top-cited regulations and explains the regulation and why they are found noncompliant.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss why an accredited hospital must comply with CMS regulations.
  • Explain the implications of a condition-level deficiency.
  • Describe commonly cited deficiencies.
  • Explain the regulations and related interpretive guidelines for each deficiency.


Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. She previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy  license.

Our speaker does not have any real or perceived conflicts of interest related to this presentation.

Registration information and fees:

Member facility registration is $150. Fees are per connection at a facility and include electronic handout and one connection line to the live webinar. Connection instructions and handout materials will be emailed to the contact person listed on the registration 1-2 days prior to the program.

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(Thursday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm