Know the CMS Discharge Planning Rules for 2019

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Conference Date
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
60 minutes
Product Description

Learn Why – and How – Discharge Should Begin at Admission

Hospitals have typically viewed patient discharge as a task to address at the end of the patient’s stay. But that practice has led to unnecessary delays, confusion, and preventable readmissions. Now the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants you to consider discharge a process rather than a destination—one that begins at the point of admission and follows the patient beyond discharge.

Learn how to ramp up your discharge planning efficiency and comply with CMS’ Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for discharge planning in this information-packed presentation with case management consultant Toni Cesta. CMS recently added “more teeth” to its rules, so Cesta will walk you through the latest CoPs requirements and present strategies for engaging providers, interdisciplinary care team members, and patients across the continuum of the discharge planning process.

After attending, you’ll be prepped to ensure your entire department—from nurses and physicians to case managers and social workers—can meet the new rules of proactive discharge planning. Cesta will arm you with specific examples of what CMS is looking for compliance-wise, as well as explain how various federal regulations, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, and the Social Security Act impact your obligations to CMS. In short, you’ll have no shortage of takeaways to apply immediately for discharge planning compliance success.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Understand the latest CMS rules and your obligations under the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Discharge Planning
  • Improve the efficiency of your discharge planning
  • Spot weaknesses in your hospital’s discharge planning processes—and correct them
  • Apply discharge planning as a process—that begins at admission and continues after discharge
  • Work with interdisciplinary teams to execute a continuum of discharge planning
  • Equip your department to meet the 2019 CoPs and rules for discharge planning

Who Should Attend

  • VPs of case management
  • Case management directors and case managers
  • Social workers
  • Directors of Quality
  • Nursing directors and VPs
  • Hospitalists
  • Physician Advisors

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Toni G. Cesta - Healthcare Case Management Expert

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department’s efficiency and effectiveness.

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