The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule with revisions to discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The proposed changes would modernize discharge planning requirements to help improve patient quality-of-care outcomes; reduce avoidable complications, adverse events and readmissions; and improve patient engagement efforts.
The proposed rule would also make improvements to the discharge planning requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act. These requirements are designed to collect five required standardized assessment elements and update the discharge evaluation form.
The MHA Health Foundation webinar “CMS Proposed Changes to the Discharge Planning Standards and IMPACT Act” will outline effective ways to:
- Explain discharge instructions to patients and determine the specific information that must be sent to primary care practitioners within 48 hours of patient discharge
- Create a medication reconciliation process that improves patient safety
- Complete required evaluation forms in compliance with the federal IMPACT law that include collecting five required standardized assessment elements
- Develop a complete transfer plan to be shared among facilities within the required time period and will result in a more seamless transfer
Meet Your Faculty
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is a professional speaker and consultant and is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting, Dublin, OH. She is well-known nationwide for her work in healthcare law, risk management and patient safety.
Who Should Attend
Directors of risk management and performance improvement, discharge planning personnel, nurse managers and physicians
MHA members can register for a connection fee of $195; $295 for non-MHA members
Members are encouraged to register by noon, April 16.