The Latest CMS and TJC Telemedicine Standards

Live Webinar | Virginia Pesata | From: Feb 07, 2019 - To: Apr 16, 2019

Telemedicine is a popular model for delivering care because of its accessibility and convenience for patients. With its growing popularity, telemedicine has become part of the standard consultation process, meaning providers now have more compliance standards to abide by. During this session, our expert will guide attendees through the telemedicine interpretive guidelines and show how easy it can be to maintain compliance.

This program will cover the federal regulations on telemedicine, CMS interpretive guidelines on telemedicine standards, and TJC’s crosswalk that follows telemedicine standards. Our expert will discuss telemedicine contracts, credentialing and privileging process for physicians and practitioners, and problematic standards in the telemedicine interpretive guidelines. She will provide recommendations that boards, medical staff, and hospitals must follow to ensure compliance with the CMS and TJC standards.

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the regulations for TJC and CMS hospital telemedicine credentialing.
  2. Describe TJC standards on telemedicine in the Leadership chapter.
  3. Explain that CMS now includes a mechanism for hospitals to use proxy credentialing with Medicare-certified hospitals or other telemedicine entities.
  4. Explain the responsibilities of distant-site hospitals in order to meet the credentialing requirements.

Agenda topics:

- Distant site telemedicine entity (DSTE) - Agreements with Medicare-certified hospitals
- 16 pages of federal law - Credentialing by proxy
- Telemedicine deficiencies  - Effect on The Joint Commission hospitals
- Policies & procedures - Privileges based on medical staff recommendations
- Peer review issues - Third party verification organizations
- CoP board changes - Ensuring compliance with the CoPs
- Written agreement requirements - 27 page interpretive guidelines
- Adverse events & notifications -

Target Audience:

Anyone involved with or interested in telemedicine standards, including but not limited to: Telemedicine Director, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Staff Leader, Credentialing and Privileging Professionals, Teleradiology Professionals, Director of Radiology, Hospital Legal Counsel, Medical Staff Office Personnel, Legal Counsel, Nurse Educator, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs, CE Directors, Department Directors, Quality Improvement Staff, Compliance Officers, CMS Liaisons, and anyone else responsible for complying with the telemedicine standards.

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