Discharge Planning

Discharge Planning: Compliance with the New CMS Hospital and CAH Conditions of Participation

Dec. 12, 2019
Noon-2 p.m. Central

This program will cover the new final changes to the discharge planning standards that become effective December 1, 2019. These were published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2019. CMS will publish revised interpretive guidelines and survey procedures to match the new regulations. These apply to all hospitals, including critical access hospitals. Hospitals will be happy to find out that CMS scaled back on many of the proposed rules that hospitals had expressed concern about.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the CMS has revised the discharge planning requirements that apply to all hospitals and critical access hospitals;
  • Recall patients and physicians can request a discharge planning evaluation;
  • Discuss that information about the hospitalization must be provided to the physician or provider before the first post hospital visit;
  • Describe that the patient has a right to get medical records timely including a copy of their discharge plan.

Target Audience:

Discharge planners, transitional care nurses, social workers, RN discharge planners, all staff nurses who discharge patients in a hospital setting, ED nurses, chief nursing officer, compliance officer, nurse educators, chief operation officer, chief medical officers, physicians, all nurses with direct patient care, risk managers, social workers, regulatory officer, physician advisor, UR nurses, compliance officer, Joint Commission coordinator, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, staff nurses, physicians, nurse managers, PI director, health information director, billing office director, patient safety officer, and anyone else involved with the discharge planning. Any person serving on a hospital committee to redesign the discharge process to prevent unnecessary readmissions should also attend.


Sue Dill Calloway, RN, J.D., president, Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, J.D., has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and also the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. Prior to her current role, she was the director of hospital patient safety for The Doctors' Company and OHIC Insurance Company. She has led many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers. Dill has authored more than 100 books and numerous articles. A frequent speaker, Dill is well known across the country in the area of health care law, risk management, and patient safety.

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