3 changes were made to the CMS dietary guidelines for hospitals and all dietary guidelines for critical access hospitals were rewritten and were effective April 1, 2015. Some hospitals are still in the process to ensure compliance. Attend this webinar to learn about the CMS hospital CoPs on dietary, food, and nutrition services and to ensure compliance.
The CMS hospital conditions of participation requirement for dietary and food and nutrition services will be discussed in this program. As a crucial part of the CMS survey, this area has drawn increased scrutiny of standards, particularly with infection control.
CMS has published a deficiency report. The common deficiencies received by hospitals from CMS will be discussed in this program. Are you aware of what the top problematic standards are?
The Medical Staff and Board to credential and privilege qualified dieticians and qualified nutritional specialists are now allowed by CMS to order the patient’s diet including therapeutic diet, supplemental feeding, and enteral nutrition. Additional information about the C&P process for dieticians provided by CMS will be extensively discussed.
The Joint Commission provision of care chapter standards related to dietary and the TJC dietary tracer information will also be covered in the program. The tracer is used to evaluate and determine the level of compliance with the standards and elements of performance connected to nutrition care. The tracer that is employed through dietetic and food services covers comprises some of the same problems considered during the CMS survey.
DNV Healthcare dietary standards will also be discussed.
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Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, 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. Sue 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.
She has done many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. She has authored over 102 books and numerous articles. Sue 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.