CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion 2019: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Standards and Proposed Changes
- What CMS regulates regarding restraints and seclusion: Standards to follow
- Your requirements for medical record documentation
- Reporting requirements when a patient dies in restraints & the internal log
- 2019 proposed changes to restraint and seclusion standards
- Expert guidance on the CMS interpretive guidelines
CMS Regulations & Interpretive Guidelines for Restraints & Seclusion
- Policies & procedures for restraint & seclusion: Ensure CMS compliance
- CMS staff education & training mandate: How to comply with the rules
- Breakdown of the CMS interpretive guidelines: What you need to know
- Definition of restraint and seclusion and when is a drug used as a restraint
Medical Record Documentation & Log for Restrained Patients: Rules to Follow
- What you must put into the medical record when death occurs in restraints
- Requirements for an internal log: What you track & why
- Common deficiencies & how to avoid them at your hospital
Reporting Requirements & Proposed Changes in the CMS Improvement Act
- What you need to report when a patient dies in restraints or within 24 hours
- Looking ahead: How to prepare for CMS proposed changes
- Proposed standards regarding physician assistants ordering restraint & seclusion
- Real-life examples of restraint & seclusion deficiencies & how to avoid them
Live Q&A Session: Have your questions answered!
About the Speaker
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD CPHRM, CCMSCP, has been a nurse attorney and medical-legal consultant for more than 30 years. She has presented numerous educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals on topics such as patient safety, Joint Commission, CMS, and HIPAA issues.
- Sue is the past Director of Hospital Patient Safety with The Doctors Company and OHIC Insurance Company. She is on the board for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation and previously was their chief learning officer.
- She has past experience as a nursing professor, medical malpractice defense attorney, and director of health policy and risk management for eight years for the Ohio Hospital Association.
- Sue is also past VP of legal services, compliance officer and privacy officer for a community hospital. Sue was part of the patient safety committee and involved in risk management activities.
- She has written 102 books and thousands of articles.
If a CMS surveyor showed up at your hospital tomorrow would you be prepared? Does your staff understand all 50 pages of the CMS interpretive guidelines? This program will also discuss the proposed changes to restraints published in the Hospital Improvement Rule. You do not want to miss this need-to-know information- or face the consequences for non-compliance.
This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHRTM, aPHRiTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Learn more at hrci.org