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No time or budget for travel to get the education that you need? No problem. The Texas Hospital Association delivers education directly to your desktop through webinars and recorded programs.


CMS Hospital Improvement Final Rules

Dec. 4, 2019

Noon-2 p.m. Central

CMS has finalized some significant changes to the hospital conditions of participation (CoPs) that every hospital should know, including critical access hospitals. It was 393 pages long and combined three laws into one. This include changes to nursing, medical records, infection control, QAPI, patient rights, H&Ps, and restraint and seclusion. Most have an effective date of November 29, 2019 with two exceptions. The normal implementation date is 60 days, but Critical Access Hospitals will have 6 months to implement an antibiotic stewardship program and 18 months to implement a QAPI program since their QAPI requirements were completely written.


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.