Complying with OCR Section 1557 and CMS CoPs: Discrimination, Interpreters, Required Signs, Assistive Devices, and More
SummaryHealthcare providers including hospitals, physicians, home health agencies, nursing homes and other covered entities operating a healthcare program are required to comply with the anti-discrimination requirements in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. This law is the first to prohibit discrimination based on sex, which includes gender and gender identity. Hospitals will need to write a policy, train their staff, revise their patient rights statement, post new signs, have qualified interpreters and assign someone to handle nondiscrimination complaints. This program will also cover the CMS proposed changes to the hospital CoPs to implement this new law under the proposed Hospital Improvement Rule.
Aligning your policies and procedures with Section 1557 is imperative to ensure compliance and avoid legal trouble or penalties.
- Requirements of Section 1557: How to ensure legal compliance
- How to meet the education requirements for your staff
- CMS CoP proposed changes for 2019 & how your policies must change
- BONUS: Case studies, sample signage and other resources
Section 1557 of the ACA: What Your Practice Needs to Know and Do
- Keys to complying with the anti-discrimination rules in Section 1557
- Hospitals & healthcare organizations subject to Section 1557
- Who does the law protect? - Groups covered under the new law
- Preventing discrimination: What your policies must include
New Requirements Covered Entities Must Follow Under Section 1557
- Meeting the education requirements & ensuring employees know the law
- How your grievance policy must change now to meet new rules
- Required signs, notices, interpreters & more: What you need to provide
CMS Proposed Changes to CoPs For 1557 Compliance: What to Expect in 2019
- Aligning CoPs with Section 1557: Eliminating sex & gender discrimination
- Keys to update policies now to prepare for changes to CoPs
- Case studies to examine the impact of this law on providers like you
Live Question & Answer Session - Have your questions answered by the expert!
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 was formerly the 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 extensive 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 was previously VP of legal services, compliance officer and privacy officer for a community hospital. She was part of the patient safety committee and involved in risk management activities.
- Sue Dill Calloway has written over one hundred books and thousands of articles.
Join us for this highly-informative webinar to ensure your policies and procedures comply with Section 1557 and the CMS proposed changes to the Conditions of Participation. This program will help meet the education requirements to ensure your employees know and follow this complex law.
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