CMS Discharge

CMS Rules 2019: How (And When) New Hospital Discharge Planning CoP Will Affect You

Hint: It’s later than expected, but you’ll still need to prepare

How closely related in your mind are the words “discharge planning” and “admission”? According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), they should be closely related, if not intertwined, as you’ll find out in the latest hospital discharge planning webinar by health care More..


Hidden Traps: Understand How EMTALA Applies to Ambulances

Don’t overlook these often misunderstood regulation nuances

Beware: The feds are raising the stakes on Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) violations – which should have hospitals rather nervous. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently doubled EMTALA fines. Don’t get More..

CMS CoP Standards

Hospitals: Get Ready for 2019 CMS CoP Standards

Key: Check out proposed changes for nursing

Do you know what 2019 has in store for hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) standards? Hint: A lot! There are numerous changes on the horizon—especially those that will impact your nursing services. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) deficiency reports have cited Nursing Services More..