The CMS hospital proposed changes to the discharge planning standards and the federal law called the IMPACT Act are of high importance to hospitals including critical access hospitals (CAH). While the CMS hospital proposed changes will result in more work for hospitals and hospitals need to start thinking about how they will comply with things such as: a) rewriting the transfer form, b) collection of five new data elements, c) changes to the discharge evaluation form to collect five required standardized assessment elements which require five things to be included in all discharge instructions.
Under the new changes CMS will require medication reconciliation upon discharge and information on side effects of new medication. This will affect not only hospitals but home health agencies, inpatient rehab, SNF, and LTC hospitals. Also, under the new requirements, discharge instructions and discharge summaries will be required to be sent to the physicians within 48 hours.
In this session, our expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway RN, MSN, JD, will provide a better understanding on the impact of the CMS proposed changes to the hospital discharge planning standards and the IMPACT Act.
Proposed Changes to the CMS Discharge Planning CoPs-
Who should attend?
Discharge planners, transitional care nurses, social workers, chief nursing officer (CNO), compliance officer, chief operation officer, chief medical officers, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, risk managers, regulatory officer, physician advisor, UR nurses, Joint Commission coordinator, nurse educators, chief executive officer, staff nurses, nurse managers, PI director, health information director, billing office director, patient safety officer, and anyone else involved with the discharge planning.
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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