CAH CoPS 2018: Ensuring Compliance - Part 2 of 4
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation (CoP) for CAH. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance. In this four‐part webinar, you will learn details about the CoPs and what to do when a surveyor arrives at your facility. Additionally, every section in the CAH hospital manual will be discussed, including updates and changes for 2018.
Part 2 of 4, our speaker will describe pharmacist responsibilities, including development, supervision and coordination of pharmacy activities. She will review what the requirements of a CAH are to monitor and inspect, then ensure outdated drugs are not available for patient use. Sue will also discuss requirements for security and storage of medications, medication carts and anesthesia carts. She will review requirements for do not use abbreviations and sound alike/look alike drugs. She will also examine changes to the dietary and nutrition services, as well as provide information regarding physical plant and environment, maintenance, LSC waivers, fire inspections staffing, physician responsibilities and supervision, patient admissions and much more.