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2021 Webinars


The CMS Hospital Conditions Of Participation (CoPs) 2021

April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 2021, Noon-2 p.m. CST

Speaker: Laura Dixon, J.D., RN, president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, LLC in Denver, Colorado

This five-part webinar series will cover the entire CMS Hospital CoP manual. It is a great way to educate everyone in your hospital on all the sections in the CMS hospital manual, especially ones that apply to their department. Hospitals have seen a significant increase in survey activity by CMS. This program will discuss the most problematic standards. The program will cover how the hospital can do a gap analysis to assist in compliance with the CoPs.

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Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Conditions of Participation 2021: Ensuring Compliance

May 19, 26, June 2 and 9, 2021, Noon-2 p.m. CST

Speaker: Laura Dixon, J.D., RN, president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, LLC in Denver, Colorado

This is a must attend webinar series for every CAH. There are several important memos about COVID-19 that will be discussed. There were over 700 pages of new regulations for CAHs for 2020, including a change to all the tag numbers along with a new CAH manual. Most of the new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures.

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EMTALA Update 2021

August 4, 11 and 18, 2021, Noon-2 p.m. CST

Speaker: Laura Dixon, J.D., RN, president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, LLC in Denver, Colorado

The EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019. There were seven recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA. Although the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual, they are important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.

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Recorded COVID-related Webinars


COVID-19 Pandemic, Financial Impact And Recuperation Strategies For Hospitals

August 11, 2020

From the discontinuation of elected procedures to the growing number of uninsured patients, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on hospital financial health. Join us on August 11 for a complimentary webinar where Deborah Whitley, CPA, partner at BKD in Waco, will review the COVID-19 financial impact on hospitals; possible revenue recuperation strategies; and budgeting for 2021.

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Returning to Work: A Comprehensive System for Protecting Staff and Patient Safety in Response to COVID-19

July 15, 2020

As companies and healthcare facilities nationwide transition back to work, it’s paramount that they put in place effective Return to Work programs, both to ensure employee and patient health and safety, and to slow or prevent a second wave of the pandemic. This timely and engaging webinar discusses the specifics of practical, real-world Return to Work programs that the presenters have implemented on behalf of both large, nationally known companies and small to mid-sized regional employers. It provides a full playbook of steps/resources to use and customize for your facility, from temperature checks to quarantine plans, to overall plan implementation, staffing, monitoring and management.

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Texas Advance Directives Act during COVID

April 27, 2020

The execution and issuance of directives, MPOAs, and orders requires additional precaution to avoid and minimize exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was a Q&A-driven roundtable discussion on these issues and potential strategies using existing statute and recent Executive Orders.

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Implementing Mass Critical Care Guidelines: Considerations and Concerns

April 14, 2020

This webinar will explore the need and potential options for implementing guidelines and crisis standards of care during the COVID-19 outbreak. The discussion will include a basic overview of how the guidelines should work, as well as possible ethical and legal concerns.

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Eligibility Requirements for FEMA Financial Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020

Not-for-profit healthcare entities across the nation qualify for financial assistance under the president’s emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. The presentation, provided by Tidal Basin, will provide guidance to Texas hospitals on how to properly, effectively, and efficiently track eligible costs and apply for FEMA assistance.

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Telemedicine in the Time of COVID-19

April 6, 2020

This webinar focused on how telemedicine can be utilized for physician staffing of critical specialties for rural and critical access hospitals during a pandemic. The speaker reviewed current demographics of COVID-19 patients in Texas, discussed cohort concepts for hospitals to share resources and the urgency for initiating a telemedicine rapid response program.

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EMTALA Update 2020

This 3-part recorded webinar series includes references to the new CMS memos about COVID-19 with specific references to EMTALA. Also discussed are the regulations and interpretive guidelines. All 12 sections are included plus an expanded section for on-call physicians and the shared and community care plan process. The federal EMTALA law and the accompanying regulations are complex. This program is structured to make the requirements understandable with the liberal use of examples.

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