WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE: General acute hospitals, including JCAHO- and DNV-accredited hospitals, non-accredited hospitals and CAHs, and CMOs, CNPs, nurses, case management staff, discharge planning staff, quality improvement staff, JCAHO/DNV liaison staff and others responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulations
OVERVIEW: Hospital staff does not always understand the Medicare conditions of participation (CoPs) or even that accredited hospitals, such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) or Det Norske Veritas (DNV) hospitals, must comply with Medicare CoPs in order to receive Medicare funding. There are commonly-cited deficiencies throughout the nation during standard surveys and complaint investigations. This presentation will identify the top-cited regulations and why the regulations are found to be out of compliance.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe and discuss why an accredited hospital must comply with CMS regulations;
- Explain the implications of a condition level deficiency;
- Describe the most commonly-cited deficiencies; and
- Explain the regulation and the related interpretative guidelines for each deficiency.
MEET YOUR FACULTY: Nancy Ruzicka, Ruzicka is a recognized expert on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines who has presented at many organizations and educational events. She previously worked as the director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and the director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health, Des Moines. She has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in healthcare compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.
Registrations are due into the LHA office one week prior to the webinar in order to ensure timely delivery of instructions and handout.
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Transfer requests must be in writing and received one week prior to the event to receive a credit to use at a later date. A $40 transfer fee will be charged. The LHA will hold your credit for a period of one year following the start date of the program for which you were originally registered. Transfer requests received less than one week prior to event will result in a non-refundable registration fee.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
The LHA will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for physically-challenged participants who require special services. When registering, please attach a written description of needs to the application.