This web conference covers the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that affect the emergency and outpatient services departments. Any hospital that accepts Medicare must follow the CMS CoPs for all patients.
The web conference will review staffing requirements, provision of services both on- and off-campus, EMTALA, required policies and procedures, training requirements, medical director requirements and compliance with standards of care. It will also discuss the requirements for restraint and seclusion, grievances and protocols.
In addition,this program will cover the final changes to the outpatient section, published in the Hospital Improvement Rule that went into effect November 29, 2019. These changes include that the hospital will be required to have a policy and designate which outpatient departments will require a registered nurse (RN). Additional changes will be discussed.