CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

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Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
120 minutes
Product Description

Decode Overhauled Hospital CoPs for Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

If a surveyor showed up at your hospital tomorrow, would you be able to demonstrate compliance with the 41 pages of changes to hospital Conditions of Participation (CoP) for radiology and nuclear medicine? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rewrote all the hospital CoPs on radiology, and many hospitals are still struggling to comply.

Struggle no longer. Find out what you need to know about significant changes to radiology and nuclear medicine standards in this live webinar presented by expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD. Understand CMS’ updates to MRI requirements, including newly-mandated policies and protocols, as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) crusade to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure.

After attending this session, you will have a solid understanding of the revised hospital CoPs for radiology and nuclear medicine—and, specifically, what steps CMS expects you to take to comply. You will have the tools and knowledge you need to implement required safety precautions to reduce radiation exposure and abide by new MRI requirements. Most of all, you will walk away with the expert insights and tips on hospital CoPs  specific to radiology and nuclear medicine that will ultimately help to prevent your hospital from receiving a deficiency.

Session Highlights

Here is a taste of what you will uncover:

  • Discover exactly what the rewritten radiology and nuclear medicine provisions say in the hospital CoP manual (and where you can find a copy of the current manual).
  • Prepare your checklist for the specific policies and procedures that CMS now requires for radiology.
  • Find out what your hospital needs to do for your diagnostic radiology services meet the standards of care and practice.
  • Learn why you need to change your process for ordering radiology and nuclear medicine tests.
  • Hear about the FDA’s latest opinion on the risk of ionizing radiation and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure.
  • Discover how you can ensure that your hospital has the right diagnostic and therapeutic radiology standards in place, as well as the required policies and procedures.

Session Agenda

  • CMS hospital CoP deficiency reports
  • Access to hospital complaint data
  • Updated deficiency data reports
  • CMS hospital radiology CoPs
  • FDA 2 principles of radiatíon protection
  • Definitions
  • So what’s in your policy and procedure?
  • CMS nuclear medicine hospital CoPs
  • Myocardial perfusion & cardiac stress test

Who Should Attend

  • Radiology Department Directors
  • Radiology Medical Directors
  • Radiology staff
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Emergency Department physicians
  • Clinic physicians
  • Education Department staff
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Hospital legal counsel
  • Any person in charge of ensuring compliance with CMS guidelines on radiology and nuclear medicine

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About Our Speaker

Sue Dill Calloway - Hospital Coding Expert

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the...   More Info
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