Contracts have become a recent hot topic with increased scrutiny by both the Joint Commission and CMS. Joint Commission has both a contract services tracer and a standard on contract management. Recently, a memo had been issued by CMS summarizing the deficiencies received by hospitals, and many of them were related to contract management.
These days, hospitals are frequently asked why they have contracted with certain entities. It is important for hospitals to evaluate the contracted services to ensure compliance with the provisions included in contract regulations as well as standards with Board oversight. The bottom line is – irrespective of the fact that the hospital in question, contracts out or uses its employees for its work, it needs to still evaluate the services and ensure that patients get good quality care.
Join this session by expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, CCMSCP, to understand the hospitals standards accredited by DNV-GL, closely cross-walked to the CMS CoPs. The session is going to cover all of the contract requirements for hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission—a standard that has amended every year for the past three years. Sue will also cover the standards for hospitals accredited by DNV-GL.
In addition, this webinar will discuss the CMS hospital condition of participation requirements for contracts. Every hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS contract regulations and interpretive guidelines. A contract is mandatory for the board to have, including telemedicine facilities that are used for telecommunication and teleradiology. This session will discuss the components of this contract.
The Joint Commission standards LD.04.03.09
CMS Contract Regulations and Interpretive Requirements
DNV-GL Standards on Contract Management
Summary of contract requirements and recommendations
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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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