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Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2022: Ensuring Compliance

Webinar Series - Session 3

There were over 700 pages of new regulations for CAHs for 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers with a new CAH manual.  Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures.  CAHs must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation manual for Critical Access Hospitals – Appendix W.
 
This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. CAHs hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CoP manual for Critical Access Hospitals. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance and this manual will be discussed in detail as well as the revised changes.
 

 

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2022: Ensuring Compliance

Webinar Series - Session 4

There were over 700 pages of new regulations for CAHs for 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers with a new CAH manual.  Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures.  CAHs must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation manual for Critical Access Hospitals – Appendix W.
 
This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. CAHs hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CoP manual for Critical Access Hospitals. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance and this manual will be discussed in detail as well as the revised changes.
 

 

Moving Forward: A New Focus on Patient Care - Webinar Series

Creating an Environment of Trust through Compassion

While every organization strives to deliver exceptional, trusted, safe, patient-centered quality care – do they really? A consumer’s perception of quality at an organization is impacted by moments of truth – those moments that form an impression. This session is about hardwiring the behaviors and processes that lead to a culture of higher clinical quality and reliability, safe and efficient care delivery and operational excellence from the patient, employee and physician perspective. During this presentation, Karen Cook will lay the foundation for how to create an environment of trust. Every interaction can impact trust and the perception of quality, but those that show caring and concern can be a key differentiator. Starting with our own individual accountability, strategies to ensure compassion is a platform for all interactions will also be shared throughout the session. Not only is this good for patient and family centered care, creating an environment of trust through compassion contributes to our own resilience.

 

2022 Wisconsin Rural Health Conference


The annual Wisconsin Rural Health Conference is the statewide forum designed to highlight public policy and operations issues affecting rural health care, identify how the delivery of and access to rural health care are changing and identify ways in which data, technology and people processes are improving care and access for rural populations. 

 

 

2022 Physician Leadership Development Conference


Physician leaders must represent both clinical and management interests. They must problem solve, lead their clinical colleagues and manage needed change in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
 
The annual WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference is an opportunity for Wisconsin hospitals and health systems to offer their physicians CME-qualifying education focused on developing their leadership skills. 

 

 

Moving Forward: A New Focus on Patient Care - Webinar Series

The Patient as a Consumer: How to Create Experiences Patients Actually Value

Consumers everywhere are becoming increasingly influential, empowered, and demanding. The maxim “The consumer is boss” has become only more urgent as the digital revolution, social media, expanding choices, and 24/7 connectivity have empowered consumers and heightened their expectations. Healthcare is not immune to this trend, as healthcare systems, big tech companies, and new entrants compete to provide better experiences for patients and caregivers alike. During this presentation, David Duncan will share techniques from his new book, The Secret Lives of Customers that people working in healthcare can use to take a consumer lens on the people they serve. This includes techniques for gaining new insight into their most important challenges and aspirations related to their health, and for finding innovative ways to help that consumers will value, including ways to make their healthcare experience even better. 

 

Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin Early Adopters – Tales from the Trenches Part 2

Webinar Series

SDOH can have a profound impact on health outcomes; and yet, developing and sustaining processes to build a culture of health remains a challenge. Currently, no standardized SDOH collection exists, resulting in incomplete data and gaps in important information, placing health care systems at a disadvantage when seeking to effectively identify, prioritize and intervene on SDOH. 

In collaboration with the WHA Information Center (WHAIC), the WHA quality team is offering the first of a four-part SDOH webinar series, featuring Gloria Kupferman, Chief Data Strategy Officer at the American Hospital Association. This webinar will provide the background and purpose of this significant collaboration, stress the importance of Z Code Data Collection from the national perspective, emphasize the importance of capturing SDOH data in the medical record, and provide an overview of Z code collection in Wisconsin to offer hospitals and health systems valuable information to help improve health outcomes in their communities.     

 

EMTALA Update 2022

Webinar Series - Session 1

Any hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. EMTALA can also impact obstetrical patients and behavioral health patients.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic with CMS and OIG and should be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. As such, it is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 
Hospitals are required to report a potential EMTALA violation and can be cited for failure to do so. CMS issued a recent deficiency memo showing that over 5,350 hospitals received deficiencies for failure to comply with the federal EMTALA law. Common deficiencies of emergency departments, including EMTALA citations, will be discussed during this program.
 
This 3-part webinar will include the regulations and interpretive guidelines. It will include all 12 sections and an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process.
 

 

EMTALA Update 2022

Webinar Series - Session 2

Any hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. EMTALA can also impact obstetrical patients and behavioral health patients.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic with CMS and OIG and should be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. As such, it is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 
Hospitals are required to report a potential EMTALA violation and can be cited for failure to do so. CMS issued a recent deficiency memo showing that over 5,350 hospitals received deficiencies for failure to comply with the federal EMTALA law. Common deficiencies of emergency departments, including EMTALA citations, will be discussed during this program.
 
This 3-part webinar will include the regulations and interpretive guidelines. It will include all 12 sections and an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process.
 

 

Moving Forward: A New Focus on Patient Care - Webinar Series

Leading a Change-Ready and Inclusive Environment

Transforming your culture to support a more inclusive environment for your team members, patients, and communities requires an intentional strategy and commitment to integrate equity and inclusion into all aspects of your organization and your leadership approach. During today’s session, Kristie Tobias will guide you on how to lead a change-ready and inclusive environment.

 

EMTALA Update 2022

Webinar Series - Session 3

Any hospital that has an emergency department and accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients must follow the federal law and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation Interpretive Guidelines on the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Hospitals without emergency departments must comply with EMTALA if they have specialized capabilities. EMTALA can also impact obstetrical patients and behavioral health patients.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic with CMS and OIG and should be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. As such, it is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 
Hospitals are required to report a potential EMTALA violation and can be cited for failure to do so. CMS issued a recent deficiency memo showing that over 5,350 hospitals received deficiencies for failure to comply with the federal EMTALA law. Common deficiencies of emergency departments, including EMTALA citations, will be discussed during this program.
 
This 3-part webinar will include the regulations and interpretive guidelines. It will include all 12 sections and an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process.