CMS Hospital CoPs and TJC Telemedicine Standards - Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging
Instructor : Sue Dill Calloway
Jun 16, 2020 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 100 Minutes
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