Webinar: Discharge Planning Worksheet and Standards: Ensuring Compliance with The CMS Hospital CoPs and Proposed Changes, 11/14/17

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

This webinar is on November 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and has been approved for 2.0 nursing contact hours.


This program will discuss the final surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for discharge planning. Not only is discharge planning important to ensure compliance, but also reimbursement. This session will be beneficial for hospitals as well as Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). These changes will also impact hospitals, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, and long term care hospitals.

Our speaker will examine the IMPACT Act, discharge planning deficiencies and problematic areas. Sue will also cover physician dictation guidelines as well as various CMS standards for discharge planning. She will review new items noted in the CMS memo, including advisory practices for “blue boxes,” to improve patient outcomes, causes of preventable readmissions, inpatients vs. outpatients as well as detailed information about the discharge planning process.

Target Audience: Anyone involved with discharge planning, including, but not limited to, transitional care staff, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, nurse educators, and risk management staff, performance improvement coordinators, and anyone involved with redesigning the discharge process to prevent unnecessary readmissions should attend.

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