Discharge Planning Worksheet & Standards: Ensuring Compliance with the CMS Hospital CoPs & Proposed Changes

Live Webinar | Catherine M. Mullahy | From: Jun 24, 2019 - To: Jun 28, 2019

Learn How to Comply with CMS’ Discharge Planning Standards

Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid must be in compliance with CMS’ discharge planning guidelines. These standards must be followed for all patients, and not just Medicare or Medicaid patients. If your hospital is not fully familiar with the interpretive guidelines and the worksheet information, you could run afoul of CMS, and also lose out on reimbursement (in 2018, 2,573 hospitals forfeited $564 million due to higher readmissions).

Learn how to comply with CMS’ discharge planning standards in this webinar by healthcare expert. The speaker will walk you through CMS’ regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records, and discuss the important proposed changes to CMS’ discharge planning policies and procedures. She will also discuss the final surveyor worksheet for assessing compliance with the CMS hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for discharge planning. The discharge planning worksheet states that medical record information—such as a discharge summary—should be dictated and in the hands of the primary care physician or other physician before the first post hospital visit. The proposed changes, as you will learn, require that this be done within 48 hours of discharge. Calloway will bring you up to speed with the other important things CMS has in the final worksheet on preventing hospital readmissions.

As you will also learn, optimal discharge planning has many advantages. It helps ensure compliance with CMS’ standards so that you get fully reimbursed for your services. It also helps prevent unnecessary readmissions, and thus protects you from getting financially penalized.

After attending this webinar, you will be in a better position to comply with CMS’ discharge planning standards, prevent unnecessary readmissions, and avoid getting financially penalized.

Session Agenda:-

This session will cover the following topics:

  • CMS issues discharge planning memo issued
  • Transmittal issued and into final manual
  • How this will impact the discharge planning worksheet
  • CMS Deficiency Memo shows this is a problematic area
  • Blue box or advisory boxes
  • CMS crosswalk to old tags
  • Discharge planning
  • Identification of patients in need of discharge  planning
  • Discharge planning evaluation
  • Discharge plan
  • Physician request for discharge planning
  • Implementation of the patient’s discharge plan
  • Reassessment of the discharge plan
  • Freedom of choice for LTC or home health agencies
  • Crosswalk

Who Should Attend:-

  • Discharge planners, risk managers
  • Transitional care nurses, chief nursing officers, and nurses with direct patient care
  • Social workers
  • Compliance officers, COOs, and CMOs
  • Physicians
  • Regulatory officers
  • Patient safety officers
  • Health information directors
  • Billing office directors

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