Webinar Series Focuses on CMS CAH Conditions of Participation Compliance

February 03, 2017

Critical access hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for CAHs, with the CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serving as the basis for determining compliance. 

WHA is offering a three-part webinar series to focus on the final CMS manual on CAH Conditions of Participation from October 9, 2015, and the many changes incurred. Every section in the CAH hospital manual will be discussed, including updates and changes for 2017.

This series will help CAHs comply with specific CoP problem areas, including nursing care plans, legibility requirements, necessary policies and procedures, nursing medication carts, drug storage, informed consent, history and physicals, verbal orders, medication administration, security of medications, protocols, standing orders and emergency preparedness. This program will also cover the many pharmacy standards and medication-related sections, in detail. 

The webinar series is offered February 7, 14 and 21 from 9-11 a.m. You can register for individual sessions or for the full three-part series for a discounted fee. For full information on each session and to register, visit: www.cvent.com/d/dvqyp6. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or call 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the February 03, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter