Discharge Planning Standards: How to comply with CMS Hospital CoPs

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
Conference Date
Tue, Nov 06, 2018
120 minutes
Product Description

Know the revised discharge planning worksheet inside and out

Hospitals are as responsible for a patient’s discharge experience as they are for their stay. For one, a sound discharge process prevents unnecessary readmissions and optimizes reimbursement. But you also carry a heavy compliance burden to satsify CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and the patient safety standards outlined on the discharge planning worksheet. The question is: How proactive is your hospital at self-auditing—and correcting—its discharge policy?

In this webinar, learn from other hospitals’ deficiencies so that you can improve your hospital’s compliance with CMS discharge planning standards—before surveyors come knocking. Healthcare compliance expert Sue Dill Calloway will detail exactly how federal and state sur-veyors assess your hospital’s discharge practices using CoPs and the discharge planning worksheet. She will address proposed changes to the worksheet, as well as the IMPACT Act. And she will show you how to use the new “blue boxes”—or recommended practices—to improve patient outcomes.

When you complete this webinar, you’ll have a complete grasp of the discharge planning process, how CMS Hospital CoPs relate to discharge processes, and the discharge planning standards your hospital must meet. You’ll understand how to reconcile medication, create a discharge summary and instruction sheet, maximize reimbursement—and cultivate a culture of consistent, reliable, and safe patient care from start to finish.

Session Highlights

This online presentation will teach you to:

  • Process intake information properly
  • Create compliant discharge planning policies for inpatients and outpatients
  • Prepare compliant discharge plans for inpatients
  • Embrace the feedback process from post-acute hospital providers
  • Identify appropriate home medical equipment
  • Develop a process for patient notifications and doctor evaluation requests
  • Know how to interview patients and physicians during the discharge process
  • Conduct timely patient evaluations
  • Interpret the IMPACT Act and CMS proposed rule changes
  • Use the CMS crosswalk to make sense of prior and revised tags
  • Understand the implications of the CMS “deficiency memo”
  • Prevent unnecessary patient readmissions

Session Agenda

  • Location of CMS hospital CoP manual
  • CMS survey memos and transmittals
  • CMS worksheet—discharge planning
  • Final discharge planning evaluation tool
  • Give patients a copy of their rights
  • Section 3 QAPI  DP and reassessment
  • Timing of physician follow up appointment
  • Discharge planning tracers
  • Were any of the following done?
  • CMS DP checklist for patients
  • CMS guide for preventing readmissions
  • CMS discharge planning standards
  • Case management consults
  • Nurses admission assessment
  • Functional assessment
  • So what’s in your P&P?
  • Discharge evaluation and plan
  • Additional resources

Who Should Attend

This virtual presentation will assist healthcare professionals tasked with discharge planning, readmission prevention, and hospital CMS CoPs compliance, such as:

  • Senior Leaders including CEO, COO, CNO, CMO etc.
  • Discharge planners
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse managers and supervisors
  • Social workers
  • Compliance officer
  • Risk managers and staff
  • Risk managers and regulatory officers
  • Joint Commission coordinator
  • Billing office director
  • Patient safety officer

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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