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