CMS Standing Orders 2019: Remain Up-to-Date and Compliant
Standing Orders and protocols are continuously confusing for hospitals and healthcare practices. All hospitals are required to follow these regulations, as well as the Joint Commission standards on standing orders and protocols. Are you compliant in the four separate CMS hospital condition of participation sections that hospitals must be aware of? This program will cover the interpretive guidelines and regulations required by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to Order Sets, Protocols, Preprinted Orders, and Standing Orders.
This has been a very confusing area for hospitals, with updates occurring often. This program will present the latest changes and requirements to keep your practice up-to-date and compliant. Any hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid patients must follow these standards for all patients. This webinar will answer those questions, along with focusing on:
- Updates and changes in CMS requirements for standing orders and protocols in four separate sections
- New protocols that must be approved by the Medical Staff, even if the protocol is department specific
- The latest Tag creations, changes and updates
Who Would Benefit?
Anyone involved in ensuring compliance with the CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation related to standing orders, protocols, order sets including the CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Risk Management, Hospital legal counsel, Senior Leadership, Radiology director, PI staff, Compliance Officer, Regulatory Officer, Joint Commission liaison, Pharmacy Director, Nurse Educator, Pharmacist, Rehab and Respiratory Director and staff, Patient Safety Officer, MEC committee members, Infection Preventionist, OR Manager, Anesthesia Director, Anesthesiologist, Staff Nurses, Nurse Managers, Nurse Supervisors, IS Department staff, Policy and Procedure Committee Members, and anyone involved in standing orders, protocols, order sets and preprinted orders. This includes anyone who serves on a committee that reviews standing orders, order sets, and protocols.
History and development, tag changes, and interpretive guidelines
- Tag 457 - much of the content was moved from Tag 405
- Tag 405 - order needed for all drugs and biologicals
- Tag 406 - drugs and biologicals prepared on the orders contained in standing orders, protocols, and electronic standing orders
- Tag 450 - entries in the medical record must be legible, complete and every entry must be signed, dated, and timed
CMS Memo on Standing Orders in Hospitals
- Documenting and requirements for signing off as an order on a patient's chart
- Protocols used to standardize and optimize patient care in accordance with clinical guidelines or standards of practice
- Formal protocols with code team or rapid response teams
Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!
About the Speaker
Sue Dill Calloway RN, MSN, JD is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education, a company with a focus on medical legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the past VP of Legal Services at a community hospital in addition to being the Privacy Officer and the Compliance Officer.
- She was a medical malpractice defense attorney for ten years. She has 3 nursing degrees in addition to a law degree.
- She is a well-known lecturer and the first one in the country to be a certified professional in CMS.
- She also teaches the course for the CMS certification program. She has written 102 books and thousands of articles.
This online training will provide background on the four sections and what each section requires hospitals to do to be compliant. This webinar will clarify this confusing area and make the requirements understandable. This is especially important as hospitals move toward a complete electronic medical record. This two-hour webinar will explain and clear up any questions on tags, changes, and recording practices for hospitals.