Webinar: Discharge Planning - Compliance with CMS Hospital & CAH CoPs

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

This educational activity is provided jointly by AXIS Medical Education and North Carolina Healthcare Association
This webinar is being offered in cooperation with the Georgia Hospital Association

This educational activity will cover the changes to the discharge planning standards published in February 2020. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to publish revised interpretive guidelines and survey procedures to match the new regulations. The regulations apply to all hospitals, including Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).

This webinar will also discuss the Impact Act and how it affects hospital discharge planning. The Act requires hospitals to assist patients with post-discharge care such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care hospitals, and inpatient rehab facilities. Information on all four must be provided to the patients except for CAHs.

This activity will address transfers to other facilities, assessment of readmission within 30 days, caregiver rights and recommendations, reduction of factors that lead to preventable readmissions, timely discharge planning, and more.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
  • Explain that CMS has revised the discharge planning requirements that apply to all hospitals.
  • Recall that patients and physicians can request a discharge planning evaluation.
  • Discuss that information about the hospitalization must be provided to the physician or provider before the first post-hospital visit.
  • Describe that patients have a right to receive their medical records and a copy of their discharge plan in a timely manner.
Target Audience:
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.
Register and receive the Zoom registration link to share with your hospital or facility staff.
$199 NCHA Member Facilities
$400 Non Members

Register your group for the webinar and share the zoom registration link. Zoom requires each participant to authenticate by pre-registering at the zoom registration link. Once registered in Zoom, individuals will receive a confirmation email containing instructions to join the webinar and view the recording. Please register prior to the webinar start time to avoid delay in joining the session.
Registration fees must be paid at time of registration.



Laura Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM, President of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, has more than 20 years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management. She has served as Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC, and as the Director,Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company. As a registered nurse and attorney, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University of Denver, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, Des Moines, Iowa, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.