CMS Changes, CoPs and Discharge Planning Requirements – What do They Mean for Your Organization?

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm CST
Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer

Summary and Objectives:

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS), published changes to the Conditions of Participation (CMS-3346-F), and Discharge Planning requirements on September 30, 2019.  The changes impact Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health, Hospice, Long Term Care, Rural Health Center, and other providers of care.  Most of the changes are effective November 29, 2019.

Although many of the changes to the CoPs reduce regulatory requirements, the changes related to discharge planning increase an organization’s responsibility for continuity of care. 

The webinar will discuss the CMS changes included in the list below, and recommendations for modifications to  policies, procedures and processes to meet the new regulatory requirements.

      • Emergency Preparedness
      • QAPI
      • Swing Bed Resident Rights
      • Swing Bed Activities
      • Dental Care
      • Policy and Procedure Review
      • Home Health and Hospice Aide Competency
      • Discharge Planning

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will:

Identify at least three changes in regulatory requirements

Identify at least three changes that will need to be made in policies, procedures or processes Interesting Fact:  CMS states that the changes to the CoPs will save providers an estimated 4.4 million hours of time previously spent on paperwork with an overall total projected savings to providers of $800 million annually.