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Positive WalkRounds: Leader Rounding to Identify What is Going Well

Boost Your Resilience!
Health Care Workforce Resilience, a monthly webinar series developed and led by renowned health care workforce resilience expert J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, offers a dose of resilience in the form of continuing education that is engaging, evidence-based and relevant to all members of the health care team.
 
With each month focused on a unique topic, participants will receive one hour of continuing education credit, as well as practical and easy-to-implement tools. This series provides a buffet of bite-sized options for dealing with burnout in health care throughout 2019. When combined with other local activities, these webinars are an ongoing meaningful resource for health care professionals who are tired of only hearing about the burnout problem, or that they need to just “try harder.”

The webinars are scalable, by design, whether you have 4, 40 or 400 people listening, in one room or spread out geographically. And, each webinar will be recorded and available within 48 hours of the live session, for participants to access and share at a staff meeting or other gathering at a later date. The Q&A portion of the webinars is particularly popular and usually consists of two phases, the first being formal Q&A, and the second more informal, where presenters stay on the line for an additional 30-45 minutes, with the option for anyone else who would like to ask questions, make comments, or seek additional information. 

Preparing the Chargemaster for 2020

This program will focus on helping you update your chargemaster for the 2020 reporting requirements and new chargemaster opportunities to keep you “in the know” for CPT and HCPCS coding revisions. As in previous years, it is anticipated every ancillary department of the facility’s chargemaster will be impacted by the new coding changes. Discussions will focus on requirements with revisions, as well as strategies for department staff education. This year’s program will be led by coding expert Glenda Schuler, back by popular demand. 

CMS Hospital Improvement FINAL RULES

CMS has finalized some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know, including critical access hospitals. It was 393 pages long and combined three laws into one. This include changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights, H&Ps, and restraint and seclusion. Most have an effective date of November 29, 2019 with two exceptions. The normal implementation date is 60 days, but Critical Access Hospitals will have 6 months to implement an antibiotic stewardship program and 18 months to implement a QAPI program since their QAPI requirements were completely written.

It will also require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. Also, a great part of this document included things that CMS has found to be problematic in hospitals that are already a requirement in the hospital CoPs. CMS also clarified a number of existing requirements and a number of federal regulations that are already final which makes this webinar an excellent resource.

Enhancing Resilience: Survival of the Kindest

Boost Your Resilience!
Health Care Workforce Resilience, a monthly webinar series developed and led by renowned health care workforce resilience expert J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, offers a dose of resilience in the form of continuing education that is engaging, evidence-based and relevant to all members of the health care team.
 
With each month focused on a unique topic, participants will receive one hour of continuing education credit, as well as practical and easy-to-implement tools. This series provides a buffet of bite-sized options for dealing with burnout in health care throughout 2019. When combined with other local activities, these webinars are an ongoing meaningful resource for health care professionals who are tired of only hearing about the burnout problem, or that they need to just “try harder.”

The webinars are scalable, by design, whether you have 4, 40 or 400 people listening, in one room or spread out geographically. And, each webinar will be recorded and available within 48 hours of the live session, for participants to access and share at a staff meeting or other gathering at a later date. The Q&A portion of the webinars is particularly popular and usually consists of two phases, the first being formal Q&A, and the second more informal, where presenters stay on the line for an additional 30-45 minutes, with the option for anyone else who would like to ask questions, make comments, or seek additional information. 

Discharge Planning: Compliance with the New CMS Hospital & CAH CoPs

This program will cover the new final changes to the discharge planning standards that become effective December 1, 2019. These were published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2019. CMS will publish revised interpretive guidelines and survey procedures to match the new regulations. These apply to all hospitals, including critical access hospitals. Hospitals will be happy to find out that CMS scaled back on many of the proposed rules that hospitals had expressed concern about. 

This program will discuss the impact act and how it affects hospital discharge planning. It requires the standardized assessment, quality data, and resource data requirements. It requires hospitals to assist patient with post-discharge care such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, long term care hospitals and inpatient rehab facilities. Patients have freedom of choice and now information on all four must be provided except for CAHs.

The new regulations cover sections on patient timely access to medical records, the discharge planning process, discharge instructions, discharge planning requirements. It will cover transfers to other facilities, assessment of readmission within 30 days, caregiver rights and recommendations, reduction of factors that lead to preventable readmissions, timely discharge planning, and more.