2020 CMS Readiness Webinar Series
U.S. Standards
CJCP Credits

2020 CMS Readiness Webinar Series


Join your team together to take part in viewing each webinar topic, at your team's convenience, be it on the scheduled release date or a later date. Take advantage of stopping and playing the webinar for individual note taking or team discussions. Then, make sure to compile a list of questions to submit to JCR for returned answers, directly from faculty and our subject matter experts.

Session Topics:

  • Emergency Preparedness Updates
  • Overview of Omnibus Burden Reduction (CoP) Final Rule
  • Discharge Planning CoP including the New Revisions
  • Infection Control CoP Including the New Revisions
  • End Stage Renal Disease Facilities (Dialysis) and Provisions of Hospital-based Acute Dialysis Services
  • Nursing Services CoP
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Fire Alarms
  • Ambulatory vs. Clinic (Business Occupancy) Physical Plant Requirements
  • ESRD/Dialysis - Process and Physical Plant Requirements
  • Restraints
  • Patient Raights - Notice of Rights

To participate, you can join the series at any time. Previous recordings will be made available on-demand after the release dates.

The CMS Readiness Series is an educational offering designed for unlimited use at one facility only. Special healthcare system discounts are available upon request. Call Customer Service at 877.223.6866 option 1 or via email at jcrcustomerservice@pbd.com.

Product Description

Product Description

For hospitals to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare and Medicaid programs, they must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation and obtain a certification of compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) set forth in federal regulations.

In this series of 12-monthly programs, participants will gain a better understanding of CMS, CoPs, the CMS survey process, the statement of deficiencies, Plan of Corrections, types of termination tracks, potential outcomes, and resurveys (or other types of follow-up by a CMS surveyor). You will also receive detailed information about CMS’s adoption of the 2012 Life Safety Code, and how it will affect practices within your organization. Overall, this webinar series will provide you with a comprehensive overview of what hospitals need to know relative to compliance with CMS.

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the different CMS-related components, including CoPs, the CMS survey process, the statement of deficiencies, Plan of Corrections, etc.
  • Identify common compliance issues related to CMS
  • Discuss strategies to stay in compliance with CMS

Intended Audience
This activity is relevant to hospital accreditation and state compliance leaders, including clinical and regulatory professionals, risk managers, human resources and patient safety professionals, medical staff, nursing staff, and others involved in evaluating individual performance.



Vince Avenatti, CFPCA, NFPA, ICC
Joint Commission Resources

John Barry, MSN, RN
Joint Commission Resources

Michelle McDonald, RN, MPH
Executive Director, Government Regulations and Advisory Services
Joint Commission Resources

Emily Mills, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Joint Commission Resources

Webinar Schedule

Webinar Schedule

2020 Release Dates (Wednesdays)

Session Topic Live Session Date
Emergency Preparedness Updates January 22, 2020
Overview of Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Final Rule February 19, 2020
Discharge Planning CoP Including The New Revisions March 18, 2020
Infection Control CoP Including The New Revisions April 22, 2020
ESRD Facilities (Dialysis) and Provisions of Hospital-based Acute Dialysis Services May 20, 2020
Nursing Services CoP June 17, 2020
Indoor Air Quality July 15, 2020
Fire Alarms August 19, 2020
Ambulatory vs. Clinic (Business Occupancy) Physical Plant Requirements September 16, 2020
ESRD/Dialysis - Process and Physical Plant Requirements October 21, 2020
Restraints November 18, 2020
Patient Rights - Notice of Rights December 16, 2020

This schedule is subject to change.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Because regulations and guidelines do change, it is a good idea to check for updates from your state, county or city on a regular basis and always before registering for a specific course to make sure it will be acceptable for your license/certification renewal

Summary of Continuing Education contact hours awarded:

  • ANCC:  1 hour for each session
  • ACHE:  1 hour for each session
  • CA Board of Registered Nursing: 1 hour for each session
  • CJCP:  1 CJCP Credit Hour Towards Recertification for each session


Joint Commission Resources is also accredited as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Joint Commission Resources designates this continuing nursing education activity for the listed contact hours.

Joint Commission is authorized to award pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for programs toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in select programs wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

CA Board of Registered Nursing:
Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.

CJCP® (Certified Joint Commission ProfessionalTM):
To obtain CJCP credit hours, individuals must first be certified before they may start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive. 

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  • Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits
  • Completion of program evaluation form

Conflict of Interest:
Joint Commission Resources maintains control over all continuing education content provided to ensure content integrity and minimize educational bias.  All education planners, faculty, content reviewers, authors and other involved with continuing education activities disclose any influencing relationships, or lack thereof including financial or commercial interests. Joint Commission ensures  the accuracy and consistency of the application of accreditation criteria to ensure appropriateness of relationships and affiliations that may impact education content.

The designation of contact hours, credits, and/or approval of this activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product. The information presented at this program represents the views and opinions of individual presenters, and does not reflect the policies, opinions, endorsement of, or promotion by JCR or any accrediting/approving bodies affiliated with this program.

Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

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