Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2024

Part 4

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation located in Appendix W in the manual. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance.
There were multiple changes and new regulations for CAHs in 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. Other changes included twenty-five new tag numbers in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship and ten new tag numbers in QAPI. As for Swing Bed changes – the regulations are limited to Appendix W, but the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are in Appendix PP.
This seminar will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, such as nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, medication carts and drug storage, informed consent, and medication administration to name a few.

This 4 part series will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 30


AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine

Improving Antibiotic Use

Two million infections per year are caused by antibiotic resistant organisms, leading to 35,000 deaths per year in the United States.[1] Meanwhile, one-third of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions and half of the prescriptions for acute respiratory infections are unnecessary. Learn how to improve patient safety and reduce harm associated with antibiotics in a free 18-month AHRQ program that starts in June 2024.

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Common Hospital Deficiencies

Hospitals and critical access hospitals face shared challenges, including compliance with federal regulations and accreditation standards. This session will focus on problematic deficiencies and the expectations of compliance standards.


What Counts as Community Benefit and How to Answer a Snapshot Request

Does it count as community benefit? What are the guiding principles for reporting (and not reporting) community benefit programs? This webinar will cover the basics of what counts as community benefit and how to account for and report community benefit to key audiences. Trina Hackensmith from Lyons Software will review the categories of community benefit, criteria for what counts (and doesn't count), and principles for measuring, reporting and accounting for community benefit.



2024 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. 



Physical Environment, Environment of Care and Life Safety Code Survey Issues

The number of deficiencies in the physical environment condition of participation and the environment-of-care standards has continued to increase. This online seminar will review commonly cited physical environment and life-safety code deficiencies in hospitals. CMS updates on expectations for ligature-resistant environment, categorical waivers, air pressure and humidity in surgical suites also will be discussed.


2024 Annual Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders Conference

Join nursing leader colleagues for this annual event focusing on leading and developing nurses. Throughout the conference, you will learn how leadership is changing, ways to affect that change, and principles that leaders can use to empower, energize and inspire themselves and those they lead. 



2024 ACHE-WI Annual Conference

2024 ACHE Annual Conference - Please click here for more information, including registration. All questions regarding this conference should be directed to



2024 WHAIC Fall Conference & Annual Training

Discover the future of health data at the WHAIC Fall Data Conference! Join us for an immersive experience where industry leaders, data experts, and healthcare professionals converge to explore cutting-edge advancements in data analytics and healthcare intelligence. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to delve into Wisconsin's healthcare landscape, gain invaluable insights, and chart a course towards a healthier future.

Highlights include:

  • Navigating Health: Delve into Wisconsin's healthcare landscape with Eric Borgerding, President, and CEO of WHA. Gain exclusive insights into industry trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping healthcare delivery, policy, and innovation.
  • Securing Health: Explore the vital role of cybersecurity in healthcare with Bill Nash, Cybersecurity State Coordinator. Discover essential strategies to safeguard healthcare systems and patient data in the face of evolving threats.
  • Empowering Data-driven Healthcare: Unlock the potential of data-driven decision-making with Jennifer Mueller, Vice President, and Privacy Officer at WHA Information Center. Explore how comprehensive data analytics and insights empower stakeholders to drive quality improvements and enhance patient outcomes.
  • Breakout Sessions: Choose from a variety of breakout sessions tailored to your interests and needs. From harnessing the power of data visualization with Kaavio to mastering data submission techniques and an introduction to our new survey tools, these sessions offer hands-on learning experiences to elevate your skills and knowledge.
Don't miss this opportunity to shape the future of healthcare delivery and outcomes. Join us at the WHAIC Fall Data Conference and be part of insightful discussions, engaging presentations, and collaborative networking opportunities!