CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Telemedicine Standards - Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging

Product Id : HE174
Instructor : Sue Dill Calloway
Jun 16, 2020 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 100 Minutes

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COVID-19 gives telemedicine a larger role in diagnosis. Communicating remotely protects clinicians and patients from transmission of the SAS-CoV-2 virus. The solution to do this was so obvious that the federal government, some states and health insurers quickly suspended regulations that limited telemedicine. It is also anticipated that the telemedicine boom will outlive the coronavirus. CMS has made many changes to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With all of the recent activity in the area of telemedicine are you sure your hospital is compliant with the regulatory standards? Every hospital and critical access hospital that is doing telemedicine should ensure compliance. Both will be discussed along with the new tag numbers for critical access hospitals in 2020.

Are you familiar with the federal regulation on telemedicine along with the CMS hospital CoP interpretive guidelines? CMS has been issuing quarterly reports of the number of hospital deficiencies and this program will discuss the most problematic standards in the telemedicine interpretive guidelines. The most problematic standard is the failure of the hospital to have the required sections in the contract for telemedicine services. This webinar will cover what provisions need to be in the telemedicine contract. These standards have the effect of being able to bring the most up to date care to the most remote places. Many facilities are investing in equipment to support telemedicine. Join this webinar and make sure your facility is in compliance with the regulations and interpretive guidelines.

Session Highlights :

  • Discuss that there is both a regulations  and  CMS interpretive guidelines which are now part of the hospital CoPs on telemedicine credentialing
  • Recall that CMS includes a mechanism for all hospitals to use proxy credentialing with a Medicare-certified hospitals or other telemedicine entities
  • Describe that the hospital has to have a written agreement that specifies the responsibilities of the distant-site hospital to meet the required credentialing requirements
  • Recall that Joint Commission has standards on telemedicine in the leadership chapter

Who Should Attend ?

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Credentialing and Privileging Professionals
  • Teleradiology Professionals
  • Chief Nursing Officer & Nurse educator
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Radiology
  • Hospital legal counsel
  • Risk manager
  • Compliance officer
  • Patient safety officer
  • Joint Commission director
  • Director of Regulatory Affairs
  • Telemedicine director
  • Anyone involved in contracting for telemedicine services
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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