This training program will cover in detail the CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records. It will also discuss important proposed changes to the CMS discharge planning standards including changes to the federal law on alcohol and drug records.
If a CMS surveyor showed up at your door tomorrow would you know what to do? Are you up to date on all the recent CMS hospital CoP changes? Did you know that all the medical records standards (health information management) apply to all departments including lab and x-ray?
Medical records is an extremely important section and includes hot issues like verbal orders, history and physicals, organization of the department, standing orders, discharge summaries, medication orders, and more. It will include the proposed changes in 2017 under the Hospital Improvement Act. This includes changes to outpatient medical records, the rights of patients, and documentation changes. One proposed change would require that the diagnosis and records be completed within 7 days for outpatients.
The proposed changes to the discharge planning standards, along with a federal law known as the IMPACT Act, would include revision of the transfer form, discharge planning evaluation form, nursing admission assessment form and would include five requirements for the discharge instructions. The discharge summary would need to be done and in the hands of the PCP within 48 hours. A discussion of the new Notice law or Moon form will be covered which requires a form to all observation patients.
CMS publishes a list of deficiencies received by hospitals and this will be discussed.Learning Objectives:
chief learning officer, Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation
Sue Dill Calloway is a nurse attorney, a medical legal consultant and the past chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She is the immediate past director of Hospital Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company. She is currently president of Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting. She was a medical malpractice defense attorney for many years and a past director of risk management for the Ohio Hospital Association. She was in-house legal counsel for a hospital in addition to being the privacy officer and compliance officer.
Ms. Calloway has done many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. She has authored over 102 books and numerous articles. She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of healthcare law, risk management, and patient safety. She has taught many educational programs and written many articles on compliance with the CMS and Joint Commission restraint standards.
Mostly every hospital in the America accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and as such must be in compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospitals. There have been many changes to these over the recent past. This includes changes to Tag 454 (verbal orders), 457 (standing orders) and 458 (H&P update). CMS rewrote all the regulations for standing orders, order sets, protocols, and preprinted orders.
It is important to ensure that the required CMS documentation elements are contained in the electronic medical record (EMR) as hospitals move toward an integrated EMR. These should also be reflected in the hospital P&Ps. The number of deficiencies in each of the CMS medical records sections will be discussed.
There are several important CMS memos that have been published including an 11 page memo which addresses confidentiality and privacy. These are important in light of the recent large fines related to HIPAA being assessed by the Office of Civil Rights.
Don’t be unprepared if the state department of health, state agency, or CMS shows up for a complaint or validation survey. Joint Commission has also recently changed many of their standards to comply with the CMS CoP requirements so not doing this right could also result in being out of compliance with standards from the Joint Commission. CMS states that all of their medical record regulations also apply to documents maintained by radiology and the lab.
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