Contracted Services: Ensuring Compliance with the CMS Hospital CoP Standards, Joint Commission and DNV

Duration 120 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW15C6014

The Joint Commission standards LD.04.03.09

  • Contract standard and the EPs
  • Same level of care
  • Updates
  • Hospital leader responsibility for contracted services
  • Safety and quality requirements
  • Limited applicability to patient care services
  • Consults and referrals not subject to requirements
  • Staff competence
  • Credentialing/privileging and CMS interpretive guidelines 
  • Transmittal issued 
  • CMS changes on telemedicine 
  • Performance improvement requirements
  • Ideas on how to review contracts
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Nature and scope of services 
  • Leadership approval of contracts
  • Monitoring the performance of contracts
  • Contracts with other accredited organizations
  • Communicating expectations in writing
  • Contracts that do not meet expectations
  • Continuity of patient care maintained if contract terminated
  • Contract lab services
  • 3 FAQs 
  • Telemedicine contracts 
  • TJC contract services tracer
CMS Contract Regulations and Interpretive Requirements
  • Introduction into CoPs
  • CMS deficiency memos and areas in contract management cited
  • How to locate current copy
  • Contract part of CMS hospital worksheet
  • List of contracted services required
  • CMS contract section in worksheets
  • Board responsible for contracted services
  • Board action to identify quality problems
  • Performance improvement requirements
  • Final CMS Work sheet and Contract requirement
DNV-GL Standards on Contract Management
  • Measurement, monitoring and analysis 
  • Board legal responsibilities for contracts
  • Contracted services requirements
  • Ensuring contracts are safe and effective
  • Telemedicine contracts
  • List of contracts required

Overview of the webinar

Contracts have become a recent hot topic with increased scrutiny by both the Joint Commission and CMS. Joint Commission has both a standard on contract managements and a contract services tracer. CMS recently issued a memo summarizing deficiencies received by hospitals and there were many related to contract management which will be discussed. This program will also discuss the standards for hospitals accredited by DNV-GL which are closely cross- walked to the CMS CoPs. Hospitals have been asked why they have contracted with certain entities. Hospitals must also have a process to evaluate the contracted services. The evaluation needs to ensure compliance with the provisions contained in the contract regulations and standards with oversight from the Board. The bottom line is whether the hospital uses its own employees or contracts out the service with contracted employees, the hospital must still evaluate the service and ensure patients are still getting good quality of care. The board is responsible for oversight of contracted services and tips to ensure compliance will be discussed. This presentation will cover all of the contract requirements for hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission. This standard was amended every year for the past three years. The CMS telemedicine standard also updated a section in the Joint Commission contract standards. It is covered in the TJC contract tracer. This program will also cover the standards for hospitals accredited by DNV-GL. The webinar will include the CMS hospital condition of participation requirements for contracts. Every hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS contract regulations and interpretive guidelines. The board will have to have a contract with the telemedicine facility that they are using for teleradiology and telecommunication and this program will talk about what must be in the contract. CMS has added a section to the final CMS worksheets to ensure the surveyors addresses the contract management issue. 

Who should attend?

  • Director of Accreditation and Regulation
  • Hospital Attorneys
  • Risk Managers
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Individuals responsible for contracted services
  • C people (CEO, CFO, CNO, CMO)
  • Quality improvement director
  • Department directors
  • Board members
  • Credentialing committee members
  • Medical staff services professionals
  • Patient safety officer
  • Compliance officer
  • Nurse directors
  • Joint Commission coordinator
  • Regulatory department directors
  • Nurse educators
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Contract managers
  • Patient safety officer
  • Anyone responsible for monitoring or assessing contracted services such as department managers and directors

Why should you attend?

This webinar will discuss the CMS hospital condition of participation standards and  requirements for contracts. Every hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS contract regulations and interpretive guidelines. A contract is mandatory for the board to have, including telemedicine facilities that are used for telecommunication and teleradiology. This session will discuss the components of this contract.

In addition to that, Director of accreditation and regulation, Hospital attorney and risk managers can make the most of it. This webinar is also extremely essential for Chief Nursing Officers, Individuals responsible for contracted services and the C -Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO, CNO). This session is going to cover all of the contract requirements for hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission—a standard that has been amended every year for the past three years.

Faculty - Ms. Sue Dill Calloway

Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N, J.D. is a nurse attorney and President of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education. She is also the past Chief Learning Officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation and a board member. 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 worked for over 8 years as the Director of Risk Management and Health Policy for the Ohio Hospital Association. She was also the immediate past director of hospital patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Insurance Company in Columbus area for five years. She does frequent lectures on legal, patient safety, and risk management issues and writes numerous publications.
Sue has been a medico-legal consultant for over 30 years. She has done many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers on topics such as nursing law, ethics and nursing, malpractice prevention, HIPAA medical record confidentiality, emergency department patient safety and risk, EMTALA anti-dumping law, Joint Commission issues, CMS issues, documentation, medication errors, medical errors, documentation, pain management, federal laws for nursing, sentinel events, MRI Safety, Legal Issues in Surgery, patient safety and other similar topics. She is a leading expert in the country on CMS hospital CoPs issues and does over 250 educational programs per year. She was the first one in the country to be a certified professional in CMS. She also teaches the course for the CMS certification program.

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