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CMS Conditions of Participation - Part 1
Wednesday, September 01, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Education

This five-part webinar series will cover the entire CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation manual. Part one of five will cover CMS survey memos, surveyor training material, hospital deficiency reports, CDC vaccine, OCR 1557, required education, board and medical staff, budget, contracts, emergency services, medical records, standing orders, H&Ps and much more.

Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how to locate  acopy of the current CMS CoP manual
  • Describe that a history and physical for a patient undergoing an elective surgery must not be older than 30 days and updated the day of surgery
  • Discuss that verbal orders must be signed off by the physician along with a date and time
  • Understand the implications for non-compliance with COVID-19 reporting

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM 
Laura A. Dixon served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020.  In her role, Ms. Dixon provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states.  Such services included creation of and presentations on risk management topics, assessment of healthcare facilities; and development of programs and compilation of reference materials that complement physician-oriented products.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management.  Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.  In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.

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Contact: Tammy Wells