This training program will discuss in detail the CMS requirements for hospitals to help prevent the hospital from being found out of compliance with the grievance regulations. It will also cover a new law under the OCR Section 1557 which requires the hospital to have a new process for handling discrimination complaints.
Why Should You Attend:
If a CMS surveyor showed up at your hospital tomorrow would you know what to do? Are you sure you are in compliance with the entire grievance requirements by CMS, OCR, and the complaint standards by the Joint Commission or your accreditation organization? Do you have a grievance committee? Do you provide a written response as required by CMS? The CMS grievance requirements have recently been a frequent source of investigation. In fact, it was the third most common problematic standard for hospital. The grievance standards are located in the patient rights section.
This online training will talk about the Office of Civil Rights requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The hospital must have a grievance procedure and compliance coordinator to investigate any grievances alleging noncompliance with this law including discrimination. There must be a process to promptly resolve any grievance prohibited by Section 1557.
This training program will also discuss the CMS Hospital CoPs, the Joint Commission and DNV Healthcare standards on complaints and grievances. How these cross walk to the CMS grievance interpretive guidelines will also be discussed. This is a must attend for any hospital. Staff should be aware and follow the hospital grievance and complaint policy. The policy should be approved by the board. Staff should be educated on the policy. This program will cover what is now required to be documented in the medical record.
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Who Will Benefit:
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.