Ever been confused about what standards and guidelines apply to informed consent? This program will discuss the current CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Joint Commission and DNV Healthcare standards on informed consent requirements. It will include some confusing CMS changes such as having a patient advocate sign the consent form when present even if the patient is competent.
The Joint Commission informed consent standards will also be covered. Expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, will analyze standards on consent for research. Not doing this right can also cost hospitals a lot of money. A recent study found that consent forms were missing in 66% of patients delaying 10% of surgical procedures. The researchers at Johns Hopkins found the cost of loss of misplaced consent forms cost hospitals $580,000 a year. Besides being a financial issue CMS, TJC, DNV Healthcare and other accreditation organizations are scrutinizing the standards. A memo by CMS showed this is a common deficiency among hospitals.
The hospital must follow the consent regulations for all patients and not just Medicare and Medicaid hospitals. Failure to follow these regulations could result in the hospital being excluded from the Medicare program. Hospitals should ensure that their policies and procedures reflect the CMS requirements and that their staff are educated their staff on these informed consent interpretive guidelines. There are six mandatory elements and additional ones which are optional for hospitals to adopt. CMS requires the hospital to ensure that physicians are following these guidelines. Consent is a process and not just having a signed form.
Healthcare providers must also be aware of their specific state law on informed consent. Many professional organizations, like the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists also have guidelines or position statements on informed consent. Come join us for a fun session on making informed consent a little simpler to understand!
Who Should Attend?
CEO, Compliance officer, chief medical officer (CMO) chief nursing officer (CNO), COO, Nurse Educator, Nurses, Nurse Directors, Nurse Supervisors, Nurse Managers, Board Members, Physicians, Medical staff coordinator, patient safety officer, senior leadership, hospital legal counsel, Risk Manager, Chief Risk Officer, PI director, Joint Commission or DNV coordinator, director of health information management, director of anesthesia, OR nurse director, nurses, Patient Safety Officer, Pastoral Care, Patient Advocates, Ethics Committee and others responsible for compliance with hospital regulations, and persons responsible for rewriting policy and procedure on informed consent
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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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