Appendix A and Appendix W Revised by CMS: A Road Trip Through the New Standards and Interpretive Guidelines

Host: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer, HealthTechS3
Email: carolyn.stcharles@healthtechs3.com
Date & Time: April 17, 2020 at 12pm CT

Description:
The CoPs for hospitals and critical access hospitals were revised in late 2019 by CMS. In February 2020, revisions to Appendix A and Appendix W were published. HTS3 has already offered several webinars on the revised CoPs, but with the publication of Appendix A and Appendix W – it seemed like a good time to provide an overview of what’s changed and also to provide some useful tips on meeting the new standards. We will cover new standards that apply to both hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Objectives:
Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the major changes to the CoPs
  • Identify at least three (3) strategies for meeting the new CoPs.

Fun Fact:
Carolyn has three children: a 2nd grade teacher, a pilot, and an analyst for the Washington Department of Transportation.