CMS Hospital Improvement Rules Nursing, History and Physicals, Infection Control, Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Restraints, QAPI, and more
CMS made some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know, including critical access hospitals. Changes include nursing, history and physicals, infection control, QAPI, and orders for restraint and seclusion. The effective date was November 29, 2019. However Critical Access Hospitals had until the end of March 2021 to implement a QAPI program since their QAPI requirements were completely written.
The new rules require all hospitals to have an antibiotic stewardship program and what the program should include. The CDC revised the core elements in November of 2021. A great part of the Rule included things that CMS has found to be problematic in hospitals that are already a requirement in the hospital CoPs. CMS also clarified several existing requirements and several federal regulations that are already final which makes this webinar an excellent resource.
Look Back Program and the Lab
Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship
Four swing bed changes
Appendix and Resources
Who Should Attend