Upcoming NCHA webinars

Aug. 14 Webinar: CMS Hospital Improvement Rule Proposed Changes
CMS has proposed some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know, including critical access hospitals. This includes changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights, and restraint and seclusion. It will also require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. It will include a prohibition on discrimination which must be given to patients in writing. Join NCHA Aug. 14 for a webinar, “CMS Hospital Improvement Rule Proposed Changes: Nursing, Medical Records, Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, QAPI and More,” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration and details are online here.

Aug. 16 Medical Records Webinar: Compliance With CMS Hospital CoP’s and Proposed Changes
NCHA is having a Aug. 16 webinar, “Medical Records: Compliance With CMS Hospital CoP’s and Proposed Changes,” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program will cover in detail the CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines for medical records. This is an extremely important section and includes hot issues like verbal orders, history and physicals, organization of the department, standing orders, discharge summaries, medication orders, and more. It will include the proposed changes in 2018 under the Hospital Improvement Rule, containing changes to outpatient medical records, the rights of patients, and documentation changes. Registration and details are online here.

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