Critical Access Hospital CoPs 5 Part Series

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - Tuesday, February 16, 2021   iCalendar

Effective January 1, 2021 NCHA will no longer be accepting check payments for registrations. Contact James Hayes at with questions.


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


There were over 300 pages of regulations for CAHs in 2020. Many of the most recent new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual to help educate hospital staff on all the sections in the CMS hospital manual, especially ones that apply to their department. Common deficiencies and how to avoid them will be discussed, and hospitals will learn how to do a gap analysis to increase compliance. 

There were many changes in 2020 to discharge planning, antibiotic stewardship program, access to medical records, QAPI, infection control, policy review time frames, emergency preparedness, credentialing of the dietician, quality and appropriateness of the diagnosis, swing bed requirements, life safety code and facility services, and infection control as well as the revised emergency preparedness requirements.

CMS made updates for COVID-19 reporting that impact hospitals, laboratories, and any nursing home.  Those changes and new requirements impact the duties and responsibilities of hospitals who own or operate a laboratory on site or an affiliated nursing home. 

CMS has issued many important hospital memos including privacy and confidentiality, texting of orders, humidity in the OR and the effects of humidity, insulin pens, safe injection practices, reporting to the QAPI program, complaint manual update, contracts, telemedicine and EMTALA, equipment and maintenance, disaster preparedness, and ligature risks. These memos will be all be discussed. 

Series Details: Register for all 5 Parts at $175, and save $50 (a $225 value)