New Federal Law for Hospitals, Section 1557 Enforcement By OCR and the CMS Hospital CoPs

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Prerecorded Event
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD
120 minutes
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Scope of the New Federal Law and CMS-Proposed Changes to the Hospital CoPs For Implementing It.

A new federal law under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act brings a civil rights law for healthcare providers and others, and addresses non-discrimination, required signs and notices, interpreters, and more. It forbids discrimination based on sex, race, color, origin, age and disability. It builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws. Sex discrimination also includes discriminatory treatment on the basis of pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, false pregnancy, recovering from pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, gender identity and sex stereotyping.

Have you posted the required sign, amended the patient rights statement, trained your staff, or wrote your policies yet? Have you selected an employee, such as a patient advocate, to address any grievances on discrimination practice?

This webinar by expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway will discuss the new federal law that applies to hospitals and other healthcare providers such as physician offices and nursing homes. It will also cover the CMS-proposed changes to the hospital CoPs to implement this new law under the Hospital Improvement Act. CMS noted there were no prohibitions in the hospital CoPs on gender identities which can be a barrier to seeking care. Patients must be notified in a language they can understand and interpreters must be qualified to do that, as well as they must be educated on how to file a complaint if they encounter discrimination. All this regulations and more will be covered and explained in this session.

Session Highlights:

  • CMS proposed changes to the hospital CoPs regarding the Section 1557 rules on nondiscrimination
  • How hospitals are required to post a sign regarding nondiscrimination
  • Providing information contained in the 15 or so taglines so that patients are aware they are entitled to an interpreter at no cost
  • How the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is the main enforcer of Section 1557
  • Why your hospital must have a person in charge to work with patients who file a grievance related to nondiscrimination

 Session Agenda

  • Introduction to the OCR section 1557 of the ACA
  • Injunction related to section 1557
  • Nondiscrimination Provision ACA 2016
  • Non-discrimination law
  • Copy of law PDF version
  • Gender discrimination and identity
  • Discrimination based on color, age, or national origin
  • Interpreters, limited English proficiencies and taglines
  • Video monitoring interpreters services
  • Code of ethics
  • Notice requirement and auxiliary aids
  • Grievance and compliance coordination

Who should attend?

  • Risk Managers
  • Patient Advocates
  • Consumer Advocates
  • Healthcare Attorneys
  • Compliance Officers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CNO
  • Nurse Managers
  • ED Managers
  • Physicians
  • Mid-Levels
  • Policy Committee
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Supervisors
  • Director of Registration
  • Director of Physician Office Practices
  • Human Resources
  • Person in Charge of Interpreting Services
  • Director of Education
  • Anyone Involved in Complying with Federal Laws and 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...   More Info
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