CMS Hospital Anaesthesia Guidelines

Product Id : HE171
Instructor : Sue Dill Calloway
May 25, 2020 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 120 Minutes

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This program will cover the CMS standards on pre-anaesthesia evaluations, post-anaesthesia evaluation and anaesthesia services. Hospitals are required to have many policies including one on specific clinical situations involving Anaesthesia or Analgesia. This section also address what anaesthesia policies are required and what must be documented by the anaesthesia provider during surgery.

Come to this program and learn all about the CMS Anaesthesia guidelines and how your hospital can ensure compliance. The hospital must demonstrate the acceptable standard of care and this should be referenced in the policy and procedure. Do you know what four things CMS defines as Anaesthesia and the four things defined in the pain bucket? What do you need to do if your emergency department physicians and GI doctors want to do deep sedation to ensure compliance?

A two page FAQ on Anaesthesia by CMS will also be discussed. This includes interpretive guidelines on moderate sedation and deep sedation. It impacts moderate and deep sedation done in other places like the emergency department and GI lab and patients who have ECTs.

Comes hear about the CMS Anaesthesia standards from a speaker who wrote the book on how to comply with these standards. 

These also impact issues related to CRNAs and the provision of analgesia during labor and delivery. The regulations discuss who can administer Anaesthesia and supervision requirements of CRNAs and anaesthesiology assistants. The guidance also covers what types of anaesthesia services are subject to the requirements governing the administration of Anaesthesia including deep sedation. Hospitals will need to make sure their policies and procedures and credentialing and privileging policies reflect these requirements. A good change was made regarding the previous requirement that all outpatients who have had Anaesthesia must have a post-anaesthesia assessment before they left the hospital as long as it done and documented within 48 hours.(except CAH).

Session Highlights:

  • Recall that CMS requires a number of policies and procedures related to anaesthesia services
  • Describe that CMS has a list of things that must be documented in the intra-operative record by the anaesthesia provider
  • Discuss that CMS has specific requirements that must be documented in the post-anaesthesia evaluation 
  • Recall  that CRNAs can be supervised by an anaesthesiologists and/or operating surgeon unless a state exemption is obtained 
  • Discuss that there are requirements for the pre-anesthetic assessment and that it must be done within 48 hours of the time the first drug is given to induce anaesthesia
  • Understand that the post anaesthesia assessment must be done within 48 hours of the time the patient is sent to recovery (CAH must be done before the patient leaves the hospital)

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief of Anaesthesia
  • Anaesthesiologist’s
  • CRNAs
  • Anaesthesia Assistants
  • Director of the OR and OR nurses
  • PACU Nurse Manager
  • Medical Credentialing Staff
  • Patient Safety Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • OB Nurses and Nurse Director
  • Quality Improvement Director
  • Regulation, Compliance and Accreditation Director
  • ED Directors and ED Physicians
  • PI Director
  • GI Department Directors and GI Physicians
  • Board Members
  • Medical staff 
  • Legal counsel

Speaker Profile:

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the past VP of legal services at a community hospital in addition to being the privacy officer and the compliance officer. She was a medical malpractice defense attorney for ten years. She has 3 nursing degrees in addition to a law degree.

She is a well-known lecturer and the first one in the country to be a certified professional in CMS. She also teaches the course for the CMS certification program. She has written 102 books and thousands of articles.

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