Hospital Improvement Rule: What You Need to Know About the Final Changes

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Product Format
Live Webinar
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
120 minutes
Product Description

Get Ready for Sweeping Hospital Compliance Changes

The final Hospital Improvement Rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is effective as of Nov. 29, 2019 and will significantly change the way your hospital handles its compliance tasks regarding nursing, medical records, infection control, antibiotic stewardship, restraints, seclusion, Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI), patient rights, and much more. You can’t let your hospital fall behind on updating its policies and procedures to comply with the new law.

The Hospital Improvement Rule effectively combines three laws into one – and with 393 pages, you have a lot of material to cover. Let expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD break down the key points and clue you in on the crucial changes contained in the final rule, so you can save your staff valuable time while ensuring compliance.

After attending this in-depth webinar session, you’ll walk away with all the tools and knowledge you’ll need to comply with the Hospital Improvement Rule. You’ll know exactly how to implement a now-required Antibiotic Stewardship Program and what that program should entail. You’ll also learn what CMS has found to be problematic in hospitals’ programs and CoP compliance. Additionally, you’ll hear about CMS clarifications on a variety of existing requirements and many federal regulations that are already final. This webinar is your one-stop source for your overall hospital compliance duties.

In this program, you will learn how to:

• Get a copy of the CoP manual, survey memos, interpretive guidelines, and survey procedures;

• Comply with the effective date for the key changes under the final rule (hint: this date is different for Critical Access Hospitals);

• Understand the changes to requirements for progress notes for psychiatric hospitals;

• Revise your policies and procedures regarding H&P, including when it’s required, medical staff requirements, and other considerations;

• Update your hospital’s practices in light of changes to patient rights and medical records;

• Beware of crucial revisions and final instructions in the rule about QAPI, nursing services, outpatient departments, look back program and labs, autopsies, and swing-bed facilities; and

• Prepare for compliance with Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Program requirements.

Who Should Attend

This session will benefit pharmacists, Chief Nursing Officers, health information management staff, infection preventionists, antimicrobial stewardship team members, nurses, nurse educators, Chief Medical Officers, QAPI directors and staff, patient safety officers, regulatory and compliance officers, physician assistants (PAs),  patient advocates, risk management staff, nurse educators, hospital legal counsel, MEC chairs, board members, and anyone involved in implementing the hospital CoPs.

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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 past VP of...   More Info
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