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CMS issued a 32 page memo which went into effect June 6, 2014, and it made significant changes to IV medication administration, blood transfusion, and implemented safe opioid standards. The many changes in the past to these sections include timing of medications, standing orders, soft wrist restraints and restraint reporting, plan of care, verbal orders, blood transfusions, 3rd revised worksheet, IV medication, and drug orders. There were many changes to the final interpretive guidelines that went into effect June 7, 2013 and July 11, 2014.
There were two new tag numbers added to the nursing standards section in 2014 and changes to seven existing sections including tags 405-409 and 410 through 413. These address self administration of medication, standing orders, care plans, and more. Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements must follow the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Conditions of Participations (CoPs) and it must be followed for all patients.
This live webinar with expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway will discuss about the nursing services section in the hospital CoPs manual. This session is also going to reference other important sections found outside the nursing services section such as medication standards, history and physicals, verbal orders, restraint, seclusion and grievances, discharge planning standards, visitation, and privacy and confidentiality. It will also cover CMS’ privacy and confidentiality memo, safe injection practices memo, humidity memo, and insulin pen memo.
Also, staffing, medications, three time frames for administering medications, and educational requirements will be discussed along with changes in standing orders and protocols. Additionally, the webinar will cover Deficiency Reports issued by CMS to help hospitals identify problematic tag numbers.
Recently, there has been increased scrutiny and surveillance to make sure that all hospitals are in compliance with the hospital CoPs. Facilities accredited by Joint Commission, CIHQ, DNV Healthcare, and American Osteopathic Association must also follow these regulations. You should be cautious of not being caught off-guard and put the reimbursement of your hospital at risk.
Apart from loads of information on CMS’ Nursing CoPs Standards for Hospitals, this live webinar will help you understand:
Other important sections nurses should be aware of:
Who should attend?
Chief nursing officer, all nurses, nurse managers, nurse supervisors, nurse educator, HIM staff, compliance officer, chief of medical staff, Medical staff coordinator, risk manager, patient safety officer, senior leadership, documentation specialist, hospital legal counsel, PI director, Joint Commission coordinator, regulatory officers, legal counsel, chief operating officer, chief medical officer, physicians, education department staff, board members, director of health information management, audit staff, and others responsible for compliance with hospital regulations including documentation compliance.
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...
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