The federal regulation on telemedicine and the CMS interpretive guidelines is complex and confusing, and it’s imperative for the hospitals to be compliant with the recent regulatory standards. CMS has been issuing quarterly reports of the number of hospital deficiencies and this program will shed light on the problematic standards in the telemedicine interpretive guidelines.
The CMS have CoP interpretive guidelines for all hospitals regarding their telemedicine standards, and these standards were based on the federal regulations. The regulation and interpretive guidelines also impacts hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). Moreover, TJC made changes to crosswalk with the final CMS standards—these impact both large hospitals, small and rural hospitals and critical access hospitals.
The regulations cover the credentialing and privileging process for physicians and practitioners providing telemedicine services. This revised process is less burdensome which means it is now a less financial burden for hospitals. CMS allows hospitals to credentialing by proxy and hospitals are required to have a written agreement that meets certain criteria.
Join expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD to comprehend the regulations, interpretive guidelines and the responsibilities of the board, medical staff and hospitals to ensure compliance with the regulations.
Who Should Attend?
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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