CMS Hospital CoP and TJC Telemedicine Standards: Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging

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Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
120 minutes
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Get Up to Speed on CMS CoP & TJC Telemedicine Standards

More than 70 percent of providers are now using telemedicine services, according to reports from HIMSS Analytics. While this is good news for both patients and providers (in terms of quicker access to care, reduced hospital admissions, and greater provider choice), this evolution comes with compliance challenges. Quarterly reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) highlight serious deficiencies in telemedicine contracts. Is your hospital falling for common compliance pitfalls, too?

Join hospital compliance consultant Sue Dill Calloway as she explains how to steer clear of deficiencies by including the right provisions in all your telemedicine contracts. You’ll learn which regulation and interpretive guidelines apply to hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC)—and how to handle recent changes TJC made to crosswalk with CMS standards. Whether you’re at a large, small, or rural hospital—or a critical access hospital (CAH)—you’ll come away with a thorough understanding of how to draft written agreements, manage credentialing by proxy, and properly enact the credentialing and privileging process for your physicians and practitioners.

After attending this webinar, you will be better prepared to enforce key practices that ensure your hospital’s compliance with conditions of participation (CoPs). You’ll also understand the separate and critical regulatory compliance responsibilities of the board, the medical staff and the hospital. Calloway will cover peer review issues, adverse events and notifications, periodic appraisals, changes to CoP tag numbers, and how to handle complaints received about the distant site physician. Equipped with all this information, you’re sure to be on CMS’s “good contracts” list!

Key Takeaways

After attending this webinar, you’ll know how to:

  • Draft written agreements, manage credentialing by proxy, and properly enact the credentialing and privileging process for your physicians and practitioners
  • Enforce key practices to ensure compliance with conditions of participation (CoPs)
  • Understand the separate and critical regulatory compliance responsibilities of the board, the medical staff and the hospital
  • Handle complaints received about the distant site physician
  • Be on CMS’ “good contracts” list!

Session Highlights

This 120-minute webinar will bring you up to speed with:

  • The federal regulations and interpretive guidelines that make up the hospital CoPs on telemedicine credentialing
  • How distant site telemedicine entities (DTSE) are defined
  • The differences between distant-site hospitals (DSH) and distant-site telemedicine entities (DSTE)
  • What to include in written agreements—and when they’re required
  • The impacts of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) on telemedicine
  • How hospitals can use proxy credentialing with Medicare-certified hospitals or other telemedicine entities (DTSEs)
  • The proper protocol if a patient’s native language is not English
  • The responsibilities of the distant-site hospital to be considered compliant with credentialing requirements
  • How to comply with TJC’s standards on telemedicine in the leadership chapter

Session Agenda

  • What can telemedicine do for your hospital?
  • TeleHealth is the future of healthcare
  • Practice guidelines for Telestroke
  • Telehealth guidelines and policies
  • AMA telemedicine policy
  • CMS telemedicine guidelines
  • CMS telemedicine credentialing
  • Contract provision for telemedicine
  • Peer review issue

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Medical Staff leaders
  • Credentialing and Privileging Professionals
  • Teleradiology Professionals
  • Chief Nursing Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Directors of Radiology
  • Hospital legal counsel
  • Medical Staff Office personnel
  • Risk managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Patient safety officers
  • Nurse educators
  • Joint Commission directors
  • Accreditation Directors
  • Directors of Regulatory Affairs
  • Telemedicine directors
  • Anyone involved or in contracting for telemedicine services

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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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