Did you know that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued deficiency reports that include the most problematic standards for hospitals? Did you know that according to the most recent report, nursing services have been cited over 4,000 times? Did you know there were eighteen recent memos of importance to nursing in the recent past? There have been many changes in the nursing chapter in the past years, and there are proposed changes in the Hospital Improvement Rule for 2019.
CMS made significant changes to IV medication administration, blood transfusion, safe injection practices, compounding, beyond use date (BUD) and implemented safe opioid standards. There are many other changes in the past to this section, which include timing of medications, standing orders, soft wrist restraints and restraint reporting, plan of care, verbal orders, self-administration of medications and drug orders. CMS has issued the final worksheets on QAPI, discharge planning and infection control that should be on the radar screen of all department managers. There are also proposed changes to the infection control worksheet.
Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS conditions of participation (CoPs) and it must be followed for all patients. Recently, there has been an increased scrutiny and surveillance to make sure that all hospitals are in compliance with the hospital CoPs. Hospitals are still struggling with how to comply with these complicated standards. Don’t be caught off guard and put your hospital’s reimbursement at risk. If a surveyor showed up at your door tomorrow, would you be prepared?
Why Should You Attend?
This session, with healthcare consultant Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is a must-attend program for any clinical nurse or nurse leader or person interested in ensuring compliance with the CMS hospital conditions of participation in nursing. Sue will cover the nursing services section in the hospital CoP manual. Sue will discuss the plans of care, staffing, policy changes, when an RN is required in an outpatient department, documentation, supervision, nursing leadership, verbal orders, antibiotic stewardship program requirement and more.
The session will also reference other important sections that all nurses should be aware of that are found outside the nursing services section such as medication standards, verbal orders, history and physicals, visitation, restraint and seclusion and grievances, discharge planning standards and privacy and confidentiality. Sue will further cover the CMS issued privacy and confidentiality memo, safe injection practices memo, humidity memo, and insulin pen memo.
The session will discuss the many problematic standards for hospitals including the nursing care plan standards and that an order is required for all medication especially if standing order or protocol is used. Staffing, medications, three-time frame for administering medications and educational requirements will be discussed along with the changes in standing orders and protocols. The session will cover CMS issued deficiency reports so that hospitals are aware of the problematic tag numbers. This session will be useful for facilities accredited by the Joint Commission, Health Care Facility Accreditation Program, CIHQ, and DNV Healthcare, who must also follow these regulations.
-Safe injection practices
-Reporting to the PI system
-Insulin pens and safe injection practices
-New interpretive guidelines
-Organ Procurement Organization Contracts
-Discharge planning standards
-CMS complaint manual
-Humidity in the OR
-Immediate use CSP
-Administration one hour rule
-Tag 405 standards moved to 457
Who Will Benefit?